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Election guide to be handed out

ASSISTANCE FOR VOTERS: The League of Women Voters of Trumbull County will be distributing the 2020 local Voter Information Guide during the first week of October. The guide will be available at all Trumbull County libraries, most senior centers and various other locations within Trumbull County.

The guide also will be available on the League’s Facebook page at: LWV of Trumbull County, Ohio. You can also visit www.VOTE411.org to view specific voter information by inputting your address. VOTE411 is sponsored by the LWVUS.

The voter guide depends on personal, business and community donations to fund it. A complete list of the donors is available in the voter guide.

Additional information regarding the voter guide or how to make a donation can be found by calling the LWVTC at 330-367-4886.

TCCS TO HOST VIRTUAL FOSTER MEETING: Trumbull County Children Services will host a virtual foster caregiver meet and greet 6 p.m. Wednesday on the Zoom platform. Trumbull County residents interested in becoming a foster caregiver are encouraged to participate in this event. Interested community members will be able to view a brief presentation that describes fostering and how to become a certified foster caregiver. Questions may be asked of TCCS’ staff members during this event. There will be a “Foster Care Rules and Policies” training immediately following the meet and greet.

Community members who are interested in learning how to become a foster giver or to receive a ZOOM invitation for the virtual meet and greet should contact Stacy Ferencik at 330-372-2010 or e-mail Stacy.Ferencik@jfs.ohio.gov.

LIBRARY DISPLAY: Girard Free Library on Prospect Street has an art display of Jack Carlton to be shown through October. Carlton was a professor of art at Youngstown State University and resident of Girard. He painted many murals in downtown Girard. He died in 2018.

EVENT CANCELED: A virtual community forum on race and policing in Niles which was to have been hosted by the McKinley Memorial Library in Oct. 6 has been canceled.

ESSAY CONTEST: The Sons of the American Revolution essay contest is set for local area high school students. High school students in are invited to enter the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest.

The contest is sponsored by The Mahoning Valley Chapter and is open to students attending public, parochial, private, or accredited home schools in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties.

A $5,000 first prize, medal and certificate are awarded to the winner of the National Contest. In addition, the winning essay will be published in the SAR Magazine.

The topic for the essay shall deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, The Declaration of Independence, or the Framing of the United States Constitution. The contest is for an original essay written in English and having a minimum of 800 words and not to exceed 1,200 words, excluding title page and bibliography.

Essays will be judged for historical accuracy, clarity of thought, organization, proven topic, grammar, spelling and documentation.

Contest entries are due by Dec. 15. Rules and other information about the contest can be obtained by contacting Scott Davis, 234-719-9730 or MVCSSAR@gmail.com.

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