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Spirit Shoppe gets $60,000 grant

Local News

BROOKFIELD — Brookfield Local Schools received a $60,000 grant, one of the largest in the district’s history, from the Arconic Foundation to launch the Spirit Shoppe, a student-run business that will immerse students in the fundamentals of a business start-up. Students will design, ...

Permit approved for recreational park

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HARTFORD — The Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals had given its approval on a conditional use permit to allow a Burghill couple to operate a low-level recreational park known as Big Oak Meadows at the former Joseph Badger Meadows site. Nathan and Noelle Custer of Hayes Orangeville Road told ...

Fighting hunger in the Valley

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YOUNGSTOWN — Participants in the Youngstown CROP Hunger Walk took to the sidewalks around Wick Park Recreation Center and along Fifth Avenue Sunday afternoon to with a goal of creating a world where no one must go hungry. The walk, aimed at raising money to “end hunger one step at a ...

Business briefs

Business

HOSPITAL SEEKS COLLEGE STUDENTS: Akron Children’s Hospital is looking for college students for the 2020 Summer Pediatric Research Scholars program. Hosted by the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, the 10-week program is for college sophomores and juniors considering careers in a wide ...

Seeing Eye

Community News

KINSMAN FUNDRAISER: Kinsman Township Police Department will hold a fundraiser 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday waiting tables at the Time Square Restaurant, 8078 Main St., at the intersection of state Routes 5 and 7. The officers will work for tips, which will be used for the annual Shop with a Cop ...

Peer support shows promise in Trumbull County

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WARREN — Two new programs targeted at families with children and substance-use issues are showing signs of success in Trumbull County. Trumbull County Children Services was given $120,000 from the Ohio START program — a state program initialized by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, ...

Agenda

Community News

• BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. today at township hall. • HUBBARD TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. today at township administration building. • JOHNSTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 7 p.m. today at VFW Hall. • KINSMAN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will meet 6 p.m. today at ...

Cortland veteran helps others through troubles

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CORTLAND — One succinct way of describing the major iterations of Alex Amstutz’s military career is to say that it began with him working on sophisticated aircraft, then evolved into working to transform parts of his life so he could help others in crisis. “I’m a mental-health ...

Valley Legacy recipients named

Community News

YOUNGSTOWN — Area residents were honored for their service to senior citizens with 2019 Valley Legacy Awards. Danielle L. Procopio, corporate director of marketing, sales and communication for Shepherd of the Valley, said 17 individuals were nominated as outstanding senior and senior ...

Maplewood schools help students get enough food

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MECCA — A new program called Rocket Fuel was started three weeks ago to ensure that elementary students have enough food for the weekend. The Maplewood Board of Education was informed last week of the new program coordinated by Kim Cleer, elementary intervention teacher, and first-grade ...

McKinley returns to birth county to talk to residents

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Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series marking the 120th anniversary of Niles native William McKinley’s U.S. presidency. Local and national newspapers reported on President William McKinley’s October 1899 Midwest travels: “WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 — The details of the ...

County residents lend a helping hand on Make A Difference Day

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Organizers of the fall fest on Saturday at Pleasant Valley Church in Liberty said they never expected the number of people who came for ice cream and apple dumplings, root beer floats and an afternoon filled with fun, all for free. Event / outreach organizer Lindi Talkington and Pastor Chip ...

Lordstown Energy Center named a ‘Top Plant’

Business

LORDSTOWN — Lordstown Energy Center is among six natural gas-fired power plants in the U.S. and abroad named a top performer in the electric generating industry. The “Top Plant” award is from industry magazine POWER Mag, which has been in circulation since 1882, the same year Thomas ...