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Memorial soccer game planned

NILES – A tournament of bubble soccer – the game that transforms soccer by putting the players in inflated plastic balls – will be played 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Niles wellness center on Sharkey Drive.

The second annual event is being held in memory of Sierra Giovannone-Roberts, who died in 2014 at 24, after an injury led to an opioid addiction and overdose.

Giovannone-Roberts was an avid soccer player, said Amy Giovannone, her mother and organizer of the game.

A $10 donation gains entry for spectators and players. The proceeds will benefit Solace of Valley, Someplace Safe and Ohio CAN. The number of players will dictate the length of the event.

Picnic food and a 50 / 50 raffle will be held. Contact Giovannone for more information at

Soil district to host election

CORTLAND – The Ohio Soil and Water Commission will hold a special election for one board supervisor of the Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation District 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Trumbull County Agriculture / Family Education Center, 520 W. Main St.

The supervisor will be elected for a three-year term, starting Jan. 1. The candidates are Michael L. Paquet and Stephen A. Telego Sr.

To be eligible to vote, individuals must be 18 at the time of the election and either own land or reside within the boundaries of Trumbull County.

On-site registration and voting will be open 5 to 6:30 p.m. The newly elected supervisor will be announced at the end of the ceremony.

For more information, call 330-637-2056, option 3.

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