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American Red Cross seeks volunteers

LIBERTY — Whether for house fires, flooding or other natural disasters, the American Red Cross can always use volunteers to help at both local and national disaster sites. Kristen Gallagher, disaster program specialist with the American Red Cross Lake to River Northeast Ohio Chapter, ...

Programs on Lincoln set for Friday at fair

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES: Local historical societies from throughout the county will showcase artifacts from noon to 9 p.m. today through Sunday at the historical village at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Local history will be showcased and programs on Abraham Lincoln will be presented 3:30 to ...

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• AUSTINTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold special meeting 10 a.m. today at the central office with an executive session on personnel. Action will be taken. • BAZETTA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold caucus 4 p.m. today followed by the regular meeting at 5 p.m. at the township hall. • ...

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GIRARD FESTIVAL: The Girard Mt. Carmel Festival will begin Friday and run through July 16 at the Italian Fraternal Home grounds, 33 W. Wilson Ave., Girard. The event will include food, games, bingo and nightly entertainment. Bingo will be hosted by the Girard FIRST Robotics team. Musical ...

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• WEATHERSFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION has rescheduled its meeting for 8 a.m. today at the high school media center. • CHAMPION BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. today at the board community room. • BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. today at township ...

Children explore local history

YOUNGSTOWN —Whether making butter, playing with pioneer-era toys, or drawing maps, children are learning history of the Mahoning Valley through the weekly Hands-on History program. The open houses are held from 1 to 3 p.m. each Wednesday in July at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal ...

Students earn honors for rovers

NILES — Creating rover wheels that best can travel over the surface of Mars helped two teams of students at Niles Middle School receive a 3D printer and $100 for their classrooms. Gaye Breegle, a seventh-grade science teacher, said the two teams at the middle school competed this spring ...

Hubbard pool to hold fundraising event

SUMMER SIZZLE: The Hubbard Community Pool, 200 Hall Ave., is holding its 15th annual Summer Sizzle noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event will include free admission, swimming, basket raffle and food. Money raised goes back into the pool for improvements for the children, families and friends. ...

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• TRUMBULL COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER Governing Board will hold a special meeting 8 a.m. Monday at the office’s conference room, 6000 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, to discuss personnel. • BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. Monday at township hall to ...

Parish celebrates 40 years in ministry

NILES — On June 23, 1979, the Rev. J. James Korda was ordained into the priesthood. Members of St. Stephen Parish in Niles gathered recently to recognize the 40th anniversary of that milestone and to thank Korda for his service as parish administrator for the past five years during a Mass ...

Religion news

FINANCIAL WORKSHOP: New Jerusalem Fellowship of Warren will sponsor a financial empowerment series 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Renaissance Place, 1948 Palmyra Road, Warren. Today’s topic is borrowing basics. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with all materials provided. INDEPENDENCE SUNDAY: ...

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INFORMATION FOR VETS: Heritage Manor Rehabilitation and Retirement Community will host a program by the Senior Veterans Administration Services of Ohio to discuss tax-free income available to wartime veterans and their surviving spouses at 2 p.m. today at Heritage Manor, 517 Gypsy Lane, ...

N. Irish teens come to US

WEATHERSFIELD — Whether attending a Scrappers game, eating fast food, shopping at the local malls or learning archery, several teens from Northern Ireland spending part of the summer in the United States are seeing what life in America is like. Through the Ulster Project, teens from ...

Scouts work toward Bronze Award

KINSMAN — Girl Scouts with Troop 80111 wanted to raise awareness of pet safety and care, and held a Pets in the Park fundraiser event to help them earn their Bronze Award in scouting. The three-hour event held at Kinsman Township Park focused on responsible pet ownership, proper animal ...

July means hay baling

The hottest days of July never fail to remind me of hay baling season. As a little kid, this meant riding on the tractor or the four-wheeler while my grandpa drove the tractor and a few men helped stack. I remember being amazed as those guys hefted the bales from the ground onto the wagon ...

Mespotamia puts on annual ox roast

FIREMEN’S ANNUAL EVENT: The Mesopotamia Volunteer Firemen’s Association 46th annual ox roast, antiques and flea market will be Friday to Sunday at Mesopotamia Center, state Routes 87 and 534. There will be more than 160 dealers and live entertainment. Roast beef sandwiches will be ...

Destination Imagination teams earn high honors at nationals

HOWLAND — Two Destination Imagination teams from Howland schools earned high honors at national global finals in May in Kansas City. The Seven Bobs high school level team placed 11th out of 52 teams in the community service category and received the Torch Bearer Award, which honors ...

Township marks Fourth of July

HOWLAND CELEBRATES: Howland Township will celebrate Independence Day with a variety of events and activities on Thursday. A 5K run and walk begins at 8 a.m. The parade begins lining up at 8:30 a.m. at Hunter Woods Plaza and will step off at 10 a.m. from the plaza west along East Market ...

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• NILES COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE will meet 5 p.m. today at the city building conference room. • WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES have canceled their caucus for this week.

Students focus on nuts, bolts

CHAMPION — Seventh- to ninth-graders are sampling careers in the manufacturing fields as part of the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Manufacturing summer camp at Trumbull Career and Technical Center. Cara DeToro, campus academics supervisor, said TCTC was one of seven schools in Ohio to ...