Meet Mahoning Valley

Meet Mahoning Valley
YOUNGSTOWN -- Meet the Mahoning Valley, a one-day opportunity for relocated executives or newly promoted professionals and their spouses to learn about our community in a small-group setting, will be offered again May 17.
Participants will learn about important issues relevant to the Mahoning Valley and how those issues affect business and the community.
The program is presented by Leadership Mahoning Valley. The fee is $100. Class size is limited. For more information, call Susan Moorer in the Leadership office at (330) 841-7860.
Candidates to debate
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Jewish Community Relations Council and Northside Citizens' Coalition will sponsor a debate among candidates in contested primaries for the 17th Congressional District, 60th Ohio House District and Mahoning County commissioner and common pleas judge at 6 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane.
The program is free and open to the public.
Block watch to meet
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Buckeye Eyes and Ears Block Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Word of Grace Church on Mount Vernon Avenue.
The Mahoning County Board of Elections will be there to explain the new computer touch-screen voting machines.
Stabbed during robbery
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Sherwood Avenue man was knifed in the abdomen in a robbery and taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Health Center, police said Saturday evening.
Police found the victim, John Houser, 38, slumped over a chair in his residence bleeding from the abdomen at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. He drifted in and out of consciousness as an ambulance crew prepared to take him to the hospital, police said.
Houser told police a man he knew stabbed and robbed him. He told a relative he was robbed of $175 at a Glenwood Avenue store and walked home afterward, police said. A hospital official said Saturday evening that no record could be found of Houser as a patient.
Annual used-book sale
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The 21st annual four-day used-book sale will be from Wednesday through Saturday at the New Wilmington Fire Hall and is open to the public. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of New Wilmington, this event offers area residents a yearly opportunity to buy many of those books they want and often can't find at affordable prices.
The sale features thousands of books, all sorted and displayed under 50 or more of the requested categories. Popular paperback editions are displayed separately.
Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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