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Community News

From farm to table has many tough steps in between

“No farms, no food.” “Without a farmer, you would starve.” “Without a farmer, you’d be hungry, sober and naked.” The slogans go on and on. I won’t lie, I smile every time I hear one of them or see them on someone’s bumper or back window. Farmers are my people, my tribe, ...

All encouraged to pray

DAY OF PRAYER: The Trumbull County Prayer Movement will hold a local observance of the National Day of Prayer 8 a.m. today. The observance will be a Facebook Live interactive event on The National Day of Prayer Trumbull County Facebook page. Local pastors will read Scripture and lead prayers ...

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• LORDSTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION is holding a special meeting 9 a.m. Friday at the high school innovation center for executive session on employment interviews. No action will be taken. • HOWLAND PARK BOARD meets 10 a.m. Friday at the park meeting building.

Letter carriers food collection canceled

POSTAL FOOD DRIVE POSTPONED: The National Association of Letter Carriers has postponed the annual food collection drive held the second Saturday in May because of health and safety precautions. The demand to help those in need is especially great now with the massive layoffs, so in lieu of the ...

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• LABRAE BOARD OF EDUCATION holds a special session 2:30 p.m. today at the LaBrae complex band room to discuss employment of personnel and collective bargaining agreements. • NILES BOARD OF CONTROL meets 9:30 a.m. today at https://global/gotomeeting.com. Join by calling 1-312-757-3121 and ...

Mask requirement gets mixed reviews

NEWTON FALLS — The requirement starting May 1 that anyone shopping in Newton Falls must wear a mask when inside a store has received mixed reviews. Members of village council Monday said they have received calls and emails from residents and non-residents supporting the decision, while ...

Pandemic forces foundation to adjust grant plans

YOUNGSTOWN — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the Community Foundation and its three affiliated foundations address their grant funding efforts. “These are unprecedented times for all of us,” said Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation. “We hope these changes, ...

Liberty

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday PRESENT: Calvin Jones, Christopher Brookbank, Diana DeVito, David Malone and Scott Davis The board: • Approved three locally defined graduation diploma seals that include student engagement seal, community service seal, and fine and performing arts ...

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• WARREN BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 6 p.m. today livestreamed at the district webpage at www.youtube.com/wscntv • NILES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION will meet 4 p.m. today via Zoom meeting on the city webpage. • TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH/ RECOVERY BOARD Addiction and Mental Health ...

Seeing Eye

HOWLAND HELPS STUDENTS: Howland schools food pantry, Paw Pantry, is seeking donations. Items can be dropped off 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at the high school. The pantry needs food, hygiene and personal care items, quick and healthy breakfast items and school supplies. Monetary ...

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• VIENNA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. today on the township’s Facebook page. • CORTLAND COUNCIL will meet 7 p.m. today remotely on the city website. • FOWLER TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7:30 p.m. today remotely at www.fowlertownship.org. • CHAMPION TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will ...

Diocese names Eagle of the Cross recipients

YOUNGSTOWN — The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown have named 29 local high school students who are recipients of the 2020 Eagle of the Cross award. The Rev. John Zuraw, chancellor for the Diocese of Youngstown, said this year’s students were chosen from a pool of 67 nominees. The Eagle of ...

Men’s Rally in the Valley moved to Oct. 10

YOUNGSTOWN — Just as many other events have had to change because of the coronavirtus outbreak, the 11th annual Men’s Rally in the Valley originally set for this spring has been moved to Oct. 10 at the Covelli Centre. Bing Newton, one of the organizers of the event that brings men from ...

Religion news

DAY OF PRAYER: The Trumbull County Prayer Movement will hold a local observance of the National Day of Prayer 8 a.m. Thursday. The observance will be a Facebook Live interactive event on The National Day of Prayer Trumbull County Facebook page. Local pastors will read Scripture and lead ...

Historical talk to move online

SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES: The Trumbull County Historical Society has revamped its Sunday Speaker Series, which will be online 1 p.m. Sunday. These digital dialogue conversations will occur via Google Hangout. The link to join by video or phone is located on the society’s Facebook page and ...

Don’t start gardens too early

Hello Trumbull County. Is it just me, or has this seemed like the longest spring ever? As we have all been cooped up at home these past few weeks, there has been an increased interest in home gardening, so much in fact that many seed suppliers have not been able to keep up with demand. I ...

Brookfield book giveaway moved

DRIVE-THRU EVENT SET FOR FRIDAY: The Brookfield Federation of Teachers is sponsoring a drive-thru book giveaway, which has been changed from today to Friday for K-12 students at Brookfield Local Schools. The event has been rescheduled due to the potential for rain today. The Brookfield ...

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• LIBERTY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. today via teleconference on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j with meeting ID 847 1694 5602 and password 191728. • NILES BOARD OF CONTROL will meet 9:30 a.m. today at globalgotomeeeting.com.join/207270677 at 1-872-240-3212 and access ...

Second Harvest gets 4-star rating

FOOD BANK RECEIVES AWARD: Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley’s health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive time that Second Harvest Food ...

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• McDONALD BOARD OF EDUCATION will have a work session 6 p.m. today via Facebook at www.mcdonald.k12.oh.us. • NEWTON FALLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet 6 p.m. Thursday electronically at www.newton-falls.k12.oh.us/.