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Speaker shares writing career

By BOB COUPLAND Tribune Chronicle WARREN — After retiring as a high school English and French teacher for 30 years, Francoise ‘‘Fran’’ Litch of Liberty began a new career of writing books for younger children. The Trumbull Area Reading Council hosted Litch at a recent ...

LEGO Robotics teams compete at regional event in Girard

GIRARD — More than 225 LEGO Robotics team members took to the playing table recently at the regional Northeast Ohio For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Alliance qualifying tournament held at Girard High School. The Northeast Ohio FIRST Robotics ...

Visit the tropics during program

MOVIE MANIA EVENT: Taking a break from winter as the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren, will hold Movie Mania 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The free event is a tropical-themed interactive movie program. There will be activities for children in grades K-Grade 6 to play ...

Agenda

• TRUMBULL SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT Board of Supervisors will hold special meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center in Cortland. The board will discuss security and personnel. • CORTLAND COUNCIL will hold special meeting 6 p.m. ...

Santa Claus through the ages

YOUNGSTOWN — Since 1971, Logan resident George Johnson has been collecting unique Christmas memorabilia and decorations, including different images of Santa Claus over the years. Johnson, a retired public school teacher of 42 years and college professor, spoke on ‘‘The History of Santa ...

Catholic Charities plans fundraiser

WARREN — Catholic Charities Regional Agency in Warren is planning a ‘‘Taste of Trumbull’’ fundraiser 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at John F. Kennedy HIgh School Upper Campus, 2550 Central Parkway SE. with all proceeds to benefit emergency housing assistance. Terry Supancic, president of the ...

McDonald students help vets for holidays

MCDONALD — Members of the McDonald High School Student Council wanted to make sure area veterans were not forgotten this holiday season and collected items for care packages being delivered for Christmas. Students collected deodorant, tissues, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, gloves, and ...

Memories of Christmas Past celebrating 10 years

SEEING EYE CHRISTMAS PAST: Memories of Christmas Past will be noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays until Jan. 8 at the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Memories of Christmas Past is celebrating 10 years, with winter wonderland displays, decor and the ...

Esther Home helps women recover

LIBERTY — Offering a faith-based recovery program for women, the Esther Home for Women opened last summer as a result of the work by Project 180, a non-profit organization. April Mack, executive director, said the Esther Home for Women is an alternative path to rehab where women are able to ...

New Year’s concert slated

Tribune Chronicle NORTH LIMA — The sixth annual New Year’s Eve gospel sing will have the largest number of performers so far, with eight groups and artists taking the stage in a five-hour concert beginning 7 p.m. Dec. 31 and ending shortly after midnight at the Old School Marketplace, the ...

Elastic Band to play Christmas Eve

WARREN — More than 40 years ago, Warren resident John Vlad started the Elastic Band at First Presbyterian Church in Warren, which performs only once at year at Christmas. The band, whose members include both adults and children, will perform holiday music 5 p.m. Sunday for the public at the ...

Christmas services, Masses and events

• Bazetta Christian Church, 4131 Bazetta Road, 9:30 a.m., 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday. • Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road, Warren, Vigil of Christmas Mass 4, 6 and 11 p.m. Sunday, Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. • Braceville Christian Church, 4387 Church St. SW, 11 a.m. and 6:30 ...

Howland woman honored by group

GIRARD — Howland resident Kathy Shirley said she was “completely shocked” when Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Mahoning Valley named her 2017 Volunteer of the Year. The recognition came at the organization’s annual holiday Christmas party and volunteer recognition event held at ...

Diacamba not kind to all soybeans

Hello, Trumbull County. As we count down the last few days until we start the new year, it is a good time to reflect on the 2017 growing season. The adoption and widespread use of dicamba-resistant soybeans provided a great opportunity for farms dealing with troublesome weeds, but issues with ...

Strimbu fund part of annual gift giving

FOUNDATION PRESENTS GRANTS: The Strimbu Memorial Fund Board of Directors voted to disperse grant allocations to local economic development and charitable organizations and individuals in need totaling $147,250. The effort was part of the 29th annual Gift Giving. Since its creation in 1990, the ...

Students help animals for holidays

CORTLAND — Lakeview High School sophomores are helping make the holidays a little more pleasant for area animals by collecting dog and cat food, animal toys, kitty litter and other items for the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. Jenna Waid, a sophomore English teacher, said she held ...

Children’s Rehabilitation seeks partners for 2018

HOWLAND — The Children’s Rehabilitation Center, 885 Howland Wilson Road NE, is seeking participants for its 2018 partnership drive. Grace Krontiris, project coordinator, said the center has been blessed with individual, business and community support that has for 60 years enabled the ...

Shoe donations help around world

COLLECTION: Signature Healthcare has launched a drive to collect 100 pairs of shoes to help those less fortunate around the globe. Used and new shoes can be dropped off until Friday at Signature’s facility, 2473 North Road NE, Warren, in the box in the front hallway. The shoes that Signature ...

Agenda

• MATHEWS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 7 p.m. today at the high school cafeteria. • TRUMBULL COUNTY METROPARKS BOARD will meet 4:15 p.m. today at the offices conference room, 185 E. Market St.,Warren. • WEATHERSFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION has changed the work session to 6 p.m. today in ...

Champion students learn ‘dark, sad’ part of history — the Holocaust

CHAMPION — Any Jewish person younger than 16 or older than 40 was likely to be killed during the Holocaust, Jesse McClain of the Jewish Community Relations Council told Champion Middle School eighth-grade language arts students. In a room of more than 30 students and teachers, only one ...