JCC to cut ribbon on winter campus

ICE RINK EXPERIENCE: The Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, will cut the ribbon 3:15 p.m. today on its Winter Campus. The campus features a synthetic ice rink that provides an authentic ice skating experience throughout the winter season, regardless of weather. The rink will be open through March 28 and will provide free public skating for the community and a curling lane for recreation and competitive play. It also will be available to rent. Snacks and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. The campus offers quality outdoor physical and social activities in a socially distanced manner during the late fall and winter. Major sponsors are Western Reserve Health Foundation, the Youngstown Foundation, and the J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation. Other sponsors are Dom’s Ice House, Acme Steak and Seafood, Real Living Volpini Realty Group, and Penguin City Brewing Co. All state safety guidelines and protocols will be followed, including wearing of masks.

RED CROSS: The American Red Cross is accepting applicants for the Acts of Courage Awards to local individuals who have acted courageously in a time of emergency. Due to their courage, tragedies were avoided and lives saved. In 2020 where there were many challenges, people rose to the occasion to help others and someone in need. Nominees can come from Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Summit or Trumbull counties who have performed a heroic act. To nominate an individual for the Acts of Courage Award, visit www.redcross.org/nohheroes. The Acts of Courage recipients will receive their awards during a virtual presentation at the 25th annual Acts of Courage event March 4. For information, call Rachel Telegdy at 330-535-6131.

SOCIETY CALENDAR: Niles Historical Society is holding a fundraiser with 2021 calendars. The calendar “Sports in Niles” has 13 pictures in it. For information on purchasing a calendar and other information, visit www.nileshistorical.com. The society accepts photos and materials for scanning by the society contact Tolbert ralph.tolbert@me.com

FOOD COLLECTION: Sparkle Markets in Cortland and Champion are accepting donations for Second Harvest Food Bank. Donations of food and money will be collected at the two store locations where large marked bins for food are placed. Money can be left with Sparkle Market service centers or sent to Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH 44509 or by visiting mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org and clicking the “donate” button.

TCAP GRANT: Trumbull Community Action Program Home Relief grant is offering mortgage and rent assistance. Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage and water / sewer utility bills may be able to receive assistance through the relief grant assistance program.

Ohioans can apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency which can be found at BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov.

For information, visit www.tcaphelps.org/menus/home-relief-grant.html.


• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Network or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

• Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency, offers support groups for women, children and individual support services. 330-393-3005.


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