WARREN - The 2014 class of the Tribune Chronicle's Community Star program has been selected.
Out of more than 60 nominees, the following individuals were chosen for their impact on Trumbull County, be it through random acts of kindness, a devotion to community service or a single moment of courage:
l Lisa Booze of Leavittsburg
l Pierson J. Butcher Jr. of Warren
l Kay Fisher of Warren
l Mary Ann Franklin of Warren
l Pastor Frank Glenn of Warren
l Gary L. Gutelius of Warren
l Barney Macali of Niles
l Selena Rockenfelder of Warren
l Heather Wells of Warren
l E. Carol Maxwell of Warren
"As always, reading these people's stories is very heartwarming," Sue Shafer, Tribune Chronicle community events coordinator, said. "It is great to know that there are so many people in our county who volunteer their time to make a difference in the lives of others."
This year's winners, selected by a committee, earned their nominations in a variety of ways. According to Shafer, they have done everything from securing community grants to donating food to area charities.
The winners' stories, with full details on what makes them stand out, will be featured in a special section to be published in March.
They also will be treated to a banquet open to the community on March 18 at Packard Music Hall in Warren.
The Community Star program began in 2002. This year, Trumbull 100 has again chosen to co-sponsor the award program, as they have the last several years. Trumbull 100 is an organization of local business owners and leaders who promote and facilitate leadership projects in the community.
Tickets for the banquet are available for $20 and can be purchased at the newspaper office, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483.
For more information, contact Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 330-841-1696.