NEW CASTLE -- The Women's Shelter/Rape Crisis Center of Lawrence County will begin its spring volunteer training classes Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. The 12-week, 80-hour course meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. There also will be 3 Saturday sessions. The training will cover sexual assault, domestic violence, and the impact that other violent crimes have on the victim, her family and friends.
The Women's Shelter/Rape Crisis Center relies greatly on the support of its volunteers, who provided more than 3,200 hours of service last year. Volunteers provided direct service as well as nondirect services, such as child care, fund raising, clerical work and maintenance.
For more information or to register for the course, call Barbara Klenotic at (724) 652-9036.
Robber hits Bank One
LIBERTY -- A man brandishing a handgun robbed Bank One, 3999 Belmont Ave., just before 10 a.m. Saturday.
According to police, the gunman entered the bank at 9:53 a.m. and demanded money. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, some of which may be stained red.
No one was injured in the robbery.
The robber is described as a black male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and thin. He was wearing a tan baseball cap and black leather jacket, had a thin mustache and was carrying a black book bag.
Liberty Township police and the FBI are investigating. Anyone with information is urged to call Liberty police at (330) 759-1511 or the FBI at (330) 965-2940.
LIBERTY -- The Mahoning/Shenango Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is offering a program, "Fundraising Counsel: What You Need to Know from A to Z," Feb. 15 at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex, Belmont Avenue. Call Elinor Zedaker at (330) 742-3211 for information. Reservations should be sent to John Stilts, administrator, The Oaks Foundation, 715 Johnson Road, Sebring 44672 before Feb. 8. The cost, which includes a buffet lunch, is $15 for AFP members and $25 for nonmembers.
Guest speaker is Mark J. Zachary, senior vice president of Ketchum, a nonprofit fund-raising counsel. Panelists include Chris Dennison, president of Dynamic Directions; Maryann L. Lindberg, vice president and managing partner of First Side Partners; Kenneth L. Rudge, chief executive officer of the Youngstown YMCA; and Kenneth J. Wilson, board president of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, board president of the Youngstown YMCA, and AFP's Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. Zedaker, panel moderator, is senior associate at the Youngstown State University Foundation.
'Heart Hero' event set
LIBERTY -- In celebration of National Heart Month, the Heart & amp; Vascular Center at St. Elizabeth Medical Center will offer "Be a Heart Hero" from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex. The event, open to the public, will begin with blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and cardiac risk assessments, followed by a heart-healthy buffet dinner and dessert.
After dinner, Dr. Paul Stefek, Diagnostic Cardiology Associates, will present "Am I Having a Heart Attack or Is It the Chili?" A panel discussion will follow. The cost of the program is $10. The deadline for registration, which is required, is Wednesday. Participants should mail their checks, payable to Humility of Mary Health Partners, along with name, address, daytime phone number, and continuing education discipline required, to Be A Heart Hero/Community Health Education/St. Elizabeth Health Center; 1044 Belmont Ave., P.O. Box 1790, Youngstown 44501-1790. For more information, call (877) 700-4647.