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Historical society to discuss Titanic

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‘FACT AND LORE’: The William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime lecture series will welcome Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s curator of education, Traci Manning, at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Her topic will be “Titanic: Fact and Lore.” This program is part of the society’s 60th anniversary celebration.

Manning holds a B.A. in religion and Civil War Era Studies from Gettysburg College, a M.A. in Applied History from Shippensburg University, and studied secondary social studies education at Wilson College.

The Titanic was the largest transoceanic liner built in its time and rated as “unsinkable.” After hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912, it sank. More than 1,500 passengers and crew perished in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. A prominent Youngstown family was aboard the ill-fated ship. Numerous books and several films have kept the seafaring tragedy alive for several generations.

All programs are open to the public. Member admission is $5. Non-member admission is $6. Refreshments and live entertainment will be provided, and a 50/50 raffle will be held to benefit the society’s education mission.

Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be admitted based upon seat availability. Seating is limited due to social distancing. For reservations or more information, phone 330-726-8277.

SEEK NOMINATIONS: The Niles McKinley Alumni Association is returning to its Hall of Fame banquet on Sept. 5 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre on Main Street. Normal health precautions will be in place.

The alumni football game is Sept. 3 against Youngstown East, when new HOF members will be introduced before the game. Nomination forms for candidates are available on the Niles City Schools website under the tab Alumni.

Deadline for nominations is June 15, and can be returned to Joyce Mahan, 1059 Griffin Court, Niles, OH 44446.

YOUTH FISHING: A Youth Trout Fishing Derby is planned 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22 at the Trumbull County Rod and Gun Club, 6565 Phillips Rice Road, Cortland. The free event is open to the public. All youth up to age 16 are welcome. There will be a free lunch, free bait, free fishing instruction and door prizes. Registration will be 8 to 9 a.m.

For information, call Tom Stith at 330-980-8832 or tstith@kent.edu.

OPEN HOUSE: The Howland Historical Society will host an open house 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Yellow House off state Route 46, across from Lowe’s store. The museum showcases items from Howland Township’s history. Tours of the historic home will take place.

NAR-ANON TO MEET: Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for family and friends adversely affected by drug addiction, will meet 7 p.m. Fridays at the Rust City Church, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road (U.S. Route 422), Niles, at the west end of Eastwood Mall behind Ollie’s Store. Contact Merle at 330-207-7607.

Nar-Anon also will meet 7 p.m. Sundays on the second floor of the Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road, SE, Warren. Call Sue at 330-240-4793.

SCRAP TIRE COLLECTION: Weathersfield Township is hosting its annual scrap tire pickup program beginning Monday to May 21. There is a limit of four car tires off rims per household, with no large truck tires being accepted. The public can also drop off tires between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the collection week at the township administration building, 1451 Prospect St., Mineral Ridge.

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