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History program looks at Valley’s baseball legacy

“Baseball in the Mahoning Valley” is the topic of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s next Bites and Bits of History online video presentation

The program by Vince Guerrieri will explore local minor league franchises and stories about players and nonplayers tied to the national pastime.

Guerrieri is a Youngstown native and award-winning journalist whose work has been published by Politico, Ohio magazine, Smithsonian.com and Jalopnik. He’s written two books on Ohio sports and contributed to two anthologies.

The program will be available starting at noon June 17 on the MVHS YouTube Channel.

Zoom program travels Ohio’s literary trail

The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will host a free virtual tour of the Ohio Literary Trail 2 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom.

Betty Weibel, author of “The Ohio Literary Trail: A Guide,” and Helen Bolte, who serves on the board for the Ohioana Library Association, will spotlight Ohio’s literary treasures and its role in shaping culture and literature worldwide. Participants will discover historic homes, museums, library collections and historical markers honoring great authors, poets and influencers of the literary landscape.

To register for the free event, call the Warren Library at 330-399-8807, Ext. 200, or email ref@wtcpl.org. Participants will be emailed an invitation link to join the Zoom event.

CMA displays ink rubbings

“From Caves to Tombs: Chinese Pictorial Rubbings from Stone Reliefs” opens Friday at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The exhibition explores the tradition of making and mounting ink rubbings from stone reliefs, practiced in China at least since the sixth century. Before high-resolution color photography was available, life-size rubbings taken from ancient sites and cultural relics in China played an important role as primary source and study material. This display celebrates the recent conservation of two monumental rubbings from the Buddhist caves of Longmen in central China.

It will be on display through Nov. 14. For more information, go to www.clevelandart.org or call 888-CMA-0033.

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