First title in series
"Ghosthunting Ohio," by John Kachuba (Emmis Books, $14.95)
Emmis Books recently released "Ghosthunting Ohio," by John Kachuba, a resident of Athens, Ohio. The book is the first title in the publisher's "Haunted Heartland" series. "Ghosthunting Ohio" examines more than 30 of the state's spookiest haunts, such as cemeteries, inns, taverns and libraries.
Local writer is published
YOUNGSTOWN -- At age 80, Michael Lacivita of Youngstown has had his first book published.
"Rag Man, Rag Man" (Pig Iron Press, $26.95 hardcover, $15.95 paperback) is a living history narrative culled from more than 100 essays Lacivita wrote about subjects such as what it was like growing up on Youngstown's East Side during the Great Depression Lacivita is an occasional columnist in The Vindicator.
The 262-page book is available at the Chirchiglia House of Music, 5450 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; Mill Creek Pharmacy, 1268 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown; Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown; Anzevino & amp; Sons, 201 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; Jimmy's Italian Food Specialties, 3129 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; Barnes & amp; Noble Booksellers, 381 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; and at Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown. The book also is available through mail order. Call Pig Iron Press at (330) 747-6932 for more information.
WARREN -- The ongoing book discussion group at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library will be moving back to the main library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W. in Warren. The group will now meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, beginning with the September session. Facilitators are main library staff members Laura Bates, Helen Gilpin and Steve Svecz.
The book discussion group will next meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 9. Gilpin will lead discussion of "Ten Percent of Nothing: The Case of the Literary Agent from Hell," by Jim Fisher, a former FBI agent and professor of criminal justice at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
The discussion group is open to all who have read the featured book. No reservations are required. A limited number of books will be available for $5 from the main library reference staff.
Fisher will visit the main library at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to discuss the research that went into the book.