Panel looks at Warren's crime history
Organized crime historian and author Allan R. May will lead a panel discussion with guests Lynn B. Griffith and Bruce Birrell at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
The discussion will center on some of the key figures and activities from the past associated with the gambling spot and how law enforcement and the legal system fought to stop corruption. May is the author of "Welcome to the Jungle Inn," which chronicles the infamous gambling den that was located in a rural corner of Trumbull County and its demise in 1949. The book also is a concise history of organized crime in the city of Warren and Trumbull County, including stories about some of its most famous underworld personalities.
Admission to the program is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-399-8807 Ext. 128.
Trick or Treat returns to Eastwood Field
Tickets are available now for the 14th Trick or Treat at Eastwood Field in Niles.
The Halloween-themed event, open to children ages 12 and younger, is designed as a fun and safe way for kids to celebrate the holiday. Area businesses and organizations will distribute goodies to the kids from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets are $1 and are available at the Scrappers team office at the ballpark.
The Scrappers also are looking for businesses interested n participating in the event. Space is limited to 30 businesses, and those interested should contact Heather Sahli at 330-505-0000 by Oct. 15.
Great Lakes starts season with Bard, Moliere
Great Lakes Theater opens its 2012-13 season with plays by Shakespeare and Moliere.
''A Winter's Tale,'' Shakepeare's epic of romance and renewal, and Moliere's 17th century comedy ''The Imaginary Invalid,'' which Great Lakes is setting in 1960s Paris, will be stage in rotating repertory through Nov. 4 at the Hanna Theatre, 2014 14th St., Cleveland. The theater company celebrated its 50th anniversary last season and enjoyed a 17 percent increase in attendance.
Tickets range from $15 to $70 for adults with student tickets available for $13. A complete performance schedule of dates and times can be found at www.greatlakestheater.org.