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Ravenna Arsenal author to speak

NORTHEAST OHIO QUARRIES PROGRAM: The Howland Historical Society will host a program “Quarries in Northeast Ohio and Trumbull County” with author Ralph Pfingsten at 7 p.m. Monday at the Howland Township administration building. Pfingsten is author of “History of the Ravenna Arsenal” ...

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HELMET GIVEAWAY: Trumbull County Creating Healthy Communities Coalition and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will hold a bicycle helmet giveaway 3 to 6 p.m. today at Quinby Park in Warren. The giveaway will take part during the farmers market. Helmets will be provided to the first 80 children ...

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• BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a bi-monthly department head meeting 7 a.m. Monday at township hall. • DATA PROCESSING BOARD will meet 10 a.m. Monday at the county auditor’s office in Warren. • LORDSTOWN COUNCIL Finance Committee will meet 1 p.m. Monday at the village ...

STEAM Academy earns state awards

WARREN — The STEAM Academy of Warren has earned the 2017-18 Public Charter School Award of Excellence for its student test scores. The presentation was made recently at the school from Ron Adler of the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education, who came to the K-8 school. STEAM stands for ...

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HELMET GIVEAWAY: The Trumbull County Creating Healthy Communities Coalition and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will hold a bicycle helmet giveaway for the first 80 children who attend between 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Quinby Park. Residents are invited to come to the Quinby Farmers’ Market for ...

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• LIBERTY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold special meeting 7:30 a.m. today at the township hall. • YOUNGSTOWN CITY COUNCIL will hold a special meeting 4:45 p.m. today at council chambers to act on levy special assessments for grass cuttings, demolitions and board-ups; and to renovate the city ...

Tech can’t replace agriculture

Over the years, agricultural technology has been extremely important in providing us with an adequate food supply at reasonable prices. Looking back, we can see such advances as the development of hybrid corn that increased yields by 10 to 20 bushels per acre of land. Other than an increase ...

Open house set for Ward-Thomas Museum

NILES SOCIETY PLANS EVENTS: The Niles Historical Society will hold its monthly open house 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St., with the last tour starting at 4 p.m. The membership meeting will be 10 a.m. Sunday, where plans will be made for the annual garage sale taking ...

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• BAZETTA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. today at the Administration Building to approve bid specifications and advertise for fire equipment. • TRUMBULL COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION will meet 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paul Heltzel Community Room. • MAHONING ...

Standing strong for awareness of drug abuse

WARREN — Local communities came together to remember those who have lost their lives to drug addiction as part of the International Overdose Awareness Day. Trumbull County Strong hosted its third annual program and candlelight vigil Friday at Courthouse Square in remembrance of ...

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SEED TO TABLE: Newton Falls Library will hold “Seed to Table” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library for patrons of all ages to enjoy a harvest celebration. There will be free treats from the garden, crafts, activities and a petting zoo with animals from Spring Mist Traveling Farm. FARM ...

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• TRUMBULL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will hold a workshop at 10:30 a.m. today and regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both in commissioners hearing room. • MAHONING COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS will meet at 8 a.m. today at the commissioners’ meeting room, Youngstown. • NILES CIVIL ...

Bristol celebrates 100 years

BRISTOL — Next spring the 50 seniors at Bristol High School will make history as the 100th graduating class. Students and staff have begun celebrating the 100th birthday of their school building with different events planned throughout the year. The three-story building was completed in ...

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RETIRE YOUR FLAG: During the month of September, Shepherd of the Valley is taking in tired, torn and faded American flags that need to be retired. Flags can be dropped off at any Shepherd of the Valley community between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Drop-off hours for the corporate offices are ...

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• BRACEVILLE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at township hall. • NEWTON FALLS COUNCIL will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal building. • LORDSTOWN COUNCIL will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal building. • YANKEE LAKE COUNCIL will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ...

Exploring Pymatuning Creek

ORANGEVILLE — As Kinsman officials wait to hear from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on whether Pymatuning Creek will be officially designated as a “state wild scenic river,” local and state officials took kayak and canoe rides on the river to explore and view the area. If the ...

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MEETING AT BROOKFIELD BRANCH: The Lego Club will meet 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Brookfield Library Branch. Participants in grades kindergarten to sixth grade can create with the library’s collection of Lego building bricks. All structures will remain at the library. PLANNING FEST: ...

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• WARREN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION will meet 8 a.m. Tuesday at municipal building caucus room. • TRUMBULL COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS will meet 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the board offices in Warren. • HUBBARD BOARD OF CONTROL will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday at the municipal building. • ...

Regional history showcased

LIBERTY — Hubbard resident Shirley Eckley said sharing history and stories is something she has always enjoyed and the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s monthly lecture series provides the perfect opportunity to do that. Eckley, a retired elementary teacher from Hubbard, spoke ...

This week in history

99 years ago in 1919: • Fast electric freight service from Youngstown to Cleveland and important immediate points over the lines of the Mahoning and Shenango Railway and Light Company, the Cleveland, Alliance and Mahoning Valley Railway Company and the Northern Ohio Traction and Light ...