Library program features bears

BLACK BEAR PROGRAM: Bristol Public Library will host a “Black Bears of Ohio” presentation 6:30 p.m. April 18.

The presentation by Amy Reher, district administrator at the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation Districts, will focus on the history of black bears in Ohio, including their habitat, diet and behavior. Participants will have a chance to pet a bear pelt.

Register for the free event by calling 330-889-3651.

BITES AND BITS: The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s next Bites and Bits of History lunch program is noon April 19 at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

“Early Technology Changed the Way We Communicate” is the topic, with Bruce Manning, retired McKean County, Pa., Emergency Management Agency director and an amateur extra class license radio operator as the presenter.

Attendees can bring their own lunch or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits lunch special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place an order.

For more information, contact the Historical Society at 330-743-2589 or visit

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia support group will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. For more information, call Judy at 330-872-7206.

BOOK AND BAKE SALE: Cortland United Methodist Church, 155 N. High St., Cortland, is hosting a book and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Donate gently used books, specialty magazines, puzzles, games, videos, DVDs, cassettes and CDs for the sale between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily at the church before Tuesday.

OPEN HOUSE: Trumbull Mobile Meals will host an open house 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at 323 E. Market St., Warren. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

OGS TO MEET: The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold the regular monthly meeting 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church Ministry Building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. The program topic is “Brick Walls.” The idea is to help get past problems, including names, time frames, locations and anything else that hinders a search.

The computer interest group will meet prior to the meeting at 6 to 6:45 p.m.


• 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.

• Sunday breakfast — 8:30 to 9 a.m., Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren, served by Tod United Methodist Church. The mission serves meals daily at noon and 4 p.m.

• 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.

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

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

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

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