YOUNGSTOWN -- Northeast Ohio Legal Services is seeking volunteers for its Volunteer Advocacy Legal Unit.
VALU volunteers assist victims of domestic violence through the process of obtaining a civil protection order. They must complete 16 hours of training and be available twice a month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training begins Sept. 17. For more information or to volunteer, call the VALU office, (330) 742-5857.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The chief executive officer of Grove City-based Wendell August Forge is speaking at Youngstown State's summer commencement ceremony.
F.W. "Bill" Knecht III, who also is the company's chairman, will address the 410 students receiving degrees at 10 a.m. Aug. 18 in Beeghly Center. Knecht is being awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
The Boardman resident and YSU alumnus serves on the boards of YSU and Grove City College. His company specializes in handmade giftware.