FRACKING PART OF LECTURE SERIES: The Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, will hold a J Cafe about "fracking" in Ohio from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the center's multipurpose room. Speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Dick, professor and chair of geological and environmental sciences and director of natural gas and water resource initiatives at Youngstown State University. He will give an overview of Utica Shale activity and associated environmental issues in Ohio. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Call Darlene at 330-746-3251.