Community News

Children get ‘Food for the Brain’

WARREN — Several children recently stopped by the Warren Family Mission where they were given free books as part of an annual effort started nine years ago to promote summer reading. The Food for the Brain book giveaway was held at different sites in Warren and Niles last week for anyone ...

Gustavus to hold July 4 celebration

GUSTAVUS HOMECOMING: The Gustavus Fourth of July celebration homecoming will be Thursday with a parade at 10 a.m. at the township park. The event will include vendors, games, face painting, bounce house, kiddie tractor, tot king and queen contest, turtle races with participants to bring their ...

Agenda

• BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. Monday at township hall to discuss the purchase of a columbarium for the cemetery. • GREENE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Greene VFW Hall. • YANKEE LAKE COUNCIL will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ...

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• CORTLAND COUNCIL will meet 7 p.m. today at the municipal building. • NEWTON FALLS COUNCIL will meet 6 p.m. today at the municipal building. • VIENNA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. today at township hall. • FOWLER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. today at township ...

Bigfoot investigator shares sightings

WARREN — An area Bigfoot investigator shared her findings at a recent library presentation. Amy Bue of Youngstown and of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), which investigates Sasquatch sightings in the United States, spoke recently at the main Warren-Trumbull County ...

Rudy and Professionals coming to Girard church

LAWN CONCERT: First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchill Road, will hold a free lawn concert 2 to 3:30 p.m. today with Rudy and the Professionals. Those attending can bring a lawn chair or blanket. There will be a 50-50 raffle and gift basket raffle. Proceeds will be used for school ...

Catholic teens take part in mission week

WARREN — Two dozen area youth, who are part of the Warren Area Catholic Teens from Warren, Champion and Cortland parishes, spent the week making a difference for others as part of a Mission at Home Project. Beverly Kook, one of the coordinators from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Warren, ...

Nazarene church to welcome new pastor

WARREN — Warren First Church of the Nazarene, 4179 Parkman Road NW, is welcoming new pastor Brian Daniels, who will be officially installed 10:40 a.m. Sunday by the Rev. David Lutz. Daniels, who has been a full-time pastor for 21 years, said he served 14 years as a pastor for youth and ...

Religion news

FREE CONCERT: Newton Falls Church of the Nazarene, 520 N. Canal St., will hold a free concert with the Southern Gospel group of Brian Arner Ministries 10:45 a.m. Sunday. OPEN HOUSE: The FOCUS Building, 2051 Niles Road, SE, will host an open house for the new “FOCUS Rec Room” 2 to 5 p.m. ...

Seeing Eye

NEWTON FALLS FESTIVAL: The Newton Falls Fourth of July Festival will be 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday to Thursday at the village community park off South Center Street with rides, games and food. Blue Collar Band will perform 7 p.m. Wednesday; parade is 10 a.m. Thursday; Common Ground concert is 6 p.m. ...

Niles celebrates Harry Stevens

NILES — A hot dog-eating contest, wiener-dog races, a summer parade and the Miss Niles pageant are among the many events set for the seventh annual Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day noon to 9 p.m. Sunday in downtown Niles. Members of the Avenue and Main have been busy preparing for the event with ...

Fun of fair week also means hard work

The end of June has arrived, and so have the preparations for the Trumbull County Fair. The fair begins on July 7 and runs through July 14. This year, the preparations by my family are minimal. I have retired from being a 4-H adviser, and our children have all aged out of the 4-H program. ...

Dedication set at Bolindale park

GARDEN EVENT: Howland Township Park Board and Health and Wellness Committee will hold a dedication 1 p.m. Friday at Bolindale DeForest Park for the new community garden, which includes raised gardens for those in wheelchairs or who may need to be seated when gardening. FISH AND GAME HOST ...

Parks program explores the outdoors

CORTLAND — Learning about nature and the outdoors throughout the summer is one of the objectives for children enrolled in the Lakeview Outdoor Adventures program held each Tuesday through August. Laura DePizzo, program coordinator along with the Cortland Parks Department, said the ...

Red Cross looks to those who make a difference

ZERO TO HERO OPEN HOUSE: The American Red Cross is looking for the next wave of heroes who want to make a difference in the community. Disaster action team volunteers help local victims of flooding and home fires. A disaster volunteer Zero to Hero open house is scheduled 4 to 5:30 p.m. ...

Agenda

• BROOKFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 7 p.m. today at the high school. • BLOOMFIELD-MESPO BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a special meeting 6:30 p.m. today at Bloomfield High School. • HUBBARD BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 7 p.m. today at the board room with a work session at ...

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• GIRARD BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a special meeting noon today at the superintendent’s office. • GIRARD PLANNING COMMISSION will meet 3:30 p.m. today at the mayor’s office at city hall. • JACKSON-MILTON BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 8 a.m. today at the high school. • ...

Drop off unused medicine at mall

OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET: Operation Empty Medicine Cabinet will be held 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Eastwood Mall Sears merchandise pickup door. Law enforcement officers from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and the Trumbull Action Group Law Enforcement Task Force will collect ...

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• BAZETTA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. today at township hall on the police chief position, hot mix program and labor management with fire department regarding payroll. • McDONALD BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 7 p.m. today at the high school. • WARREN TOWNSHIP ...

Learning to survive on Mars

HOWLAND — With the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library’s summer reading program focusing on outer space, children learned what they would need to survive on Mars, including that astronauts have their urine purified for drinking water. Ellen Engle, museum outreach educator for the ...