Caring for kids of opioid crisis

FORUM SET: “Hope for Recovery from Addiction — The Grand Family Edition” will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Kent State University at Trumbull classroom building, 4314 Mahoning Ave., Champion. The free event will offer support and resources to grandparents and other family members caring for children affected by the opioid crisis.

Speakers will be Bonnie Wilson on “A Grandmother’s Journey,” Judge Sandra Stabile Harwood on “Grandparents Visitation and Other Court Options,” Lauren Thorp on “Safe Medication Storage and Disposal,” attorney Catherine Harvey on “Hope is the Reunification Journey,” attorney Susan Collins on “The Effects of the Opiate Epidemic on Childrens’s Welfare” and attorney Michael Georgiadis on “Custody vs. Guardianship.”

TRIP DEADLINE: The deadline to reserve a seat with the Trumbull County Travel Club to Lancaster, Pa., on March 20 and 21 is today. The trip will feature the Sight and Sound production of “Jesus,” plus a train ride home. For information, contact trip secretary at 330-856-5398.

LOOKING FOR ROSIE THE RIVETER: The American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.

Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming and many other jobs. American Rosie the Riveter Association would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate and have their stories placed in the association’s archives.

The next annual convention will be in June in New Orleans.

For more information, call 888-557-6743, email or visit


• Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, gives out supplemental bags of food and clothing from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.

• Cortland Community Band — 7 p.m., Cortland Middle School, Wakefield Drive. Visit or call Pat at 330-652-2424. No auditions needed.

• Higher Education Assistance — Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.

• Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University — 6:30 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. 330-369-3010.

• TOPS 1429 — weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard.

• Wednesday Morning Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous — closed discussion 10 a.m., USW, 1375 Union Hall, Room 7, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren.

• Willingness Group — 10:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.

• Wednesday Here and Now — 6 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.

• Champion Group — 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 3924 High St. NW, Champion.

• It Works: How and Why — 7:30 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.

• Families Anonymous Warren — newcomers 6:45 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton Drive, Warren. 330-307-8182.

• Niles Al-Anon — 8 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles.

• Ohio Star Quilters — 9 a.m., Howland SCOPE Senior Center in Howland. Sandy O’Malley, 330-898-3151.

• Austintown Never Alone Nar-Anon Group — 7 p.m. Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 5211 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. 330 207-0845.

• God Walked In — 5 p.m., 5 Memorial Drive, Greenville, Pa.

• Mended Hearts Support Group — 7 p.m., Finnegan Auditorium, St. Elizabeth Health Center. 330-793-2531.

• Warren Rotary Club — noon, Enzo’s Restaurant, Elm Road NE.

• TOPS 1350, Cortland — weigh-in, 9:15 a.m., Bazetta Township Hall, 3372 state Route 5, Bazetta.

• TOPS 1859 — 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and meeting 6 p.m., Champion Christian Church, 151 Center St., Champion.