Volunteers needed



Volunteers needed
YOUNGSTOWN -- Project Opportunity, the literacy component of the Youngstown City School ABLE program, needs volunteers to help adults learn to read. A tutor training program will be March 10 and 24. For information, call (330) 744-8715.
Hall of Fame Awards
STRUTHERS -- Struthers School Foundation for Excellence in Education will honor Dan Becker and the late Frances Marando with its distinguished Hall of Fame Award. The honorees have been lifelong supporters of the community and school system. This award is given to individuals who have been involved in the Struthers School District and have gone out of their way to make a significant difference in the lives of others. These individuals are distinguished in their chosen professions, dedicated to service with integrity, and have been l role models for our youth. The Hall of Fame banquet will be at 7 p.m. April 21 at St. Nicholas Church hall. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Philip Ginnetti, dean of the Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University. Tickets are 30 and can be bought from any foundation board member or by calling the Struthers Board of Education at (330) 750-1061 or Tom Baringer, foundation treasurer, at (330) 755-4845.
Author at Stambaugh
YOUNGSTOWN -- Futurist Alvin Toffler, author of "Future Shock," will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Stambaugh Auditorium as part of Youngstown State University's Paul J. and Marguerite K. Thomas Colloquium on Free Enterprise. Toffler and his wife and co-author, Heidi, have written a number of books. Their newest, "Revolutionary Wealth," attacks key features of conventional economics as it paints the emerging global "wealth system" of the decades ahead. The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Historian to pay a visit
YOUNGSTOWN -- Historian and legal scholar Paul Finkelman, who recently served as an expert witness in two court cases involving the Ten Commandments and Barry Bonds, will visit Youngstown in March. Finkelman is the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center at Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y. He will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Butler Institute of American Art on Wick Avenue. The topic will be "Are the Ten Commandments the Moral Foundation of American Law?" He also will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. Finkelman's visit is part of the Dean's Lecture Series of the YSU College of Arts and Sciences.
Adult Training Center
WARREN -- The Adult Training Center at the Trumbull Career & amp; Technical Center will have an informal open house in conjunction with the High School Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Any people interested in touring the new facility are asked to stop at the Adult Education office. The Adult Training Center can be entered through outside door B, under the large red canopy, or through the side doors of the high school building. Directional signs will be posted throughout the high school facility. Classes will be in session, and students will be attending lectures and demonstrations in the classrooms, using the new equipment in the computer labs, and learning while they work in the industrial labs. For more information, call the center at (330) 847-0503, Ext. 1609.
Preschool in Howland
HOWLAND -- Howland Community Church Cooperative Preschool, 198 Niles-Cortland Road S.E., is registering children for the 2007-08 school year. Classes for 3- and 4-year-olds are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:45 to 3 p.m. To enroll, children must be at least 3 years old by Sept. 30 and potty trained. A prekindergarten class is available for children who will be 5 years old and are not planning on entering kindergarten in September. The class is held Monday through Thursday from 12:45-3 p.m. For more information and a tour of the school, call (330) 856-7218.
Ed Choice vouchers
YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown Christian School will participate again in the Ohio Department of Education's Ed Choice voucher program in the 2007-08 school year. The enrollment period for the Ed Choice Program is from Jan. 28 - April 20. Applications are being accepted for eligible pupils who will be in grades K-12. The list of area schools that qualify for the Ed Choice vouchers includes: Wilson High School, Rayen High School, Hayes Middle School, P. Ross Berry Middle School and West Elementary School. Contact the school at (330) 788-8088 for more information.
Information Night
HUBBARD -- St. Patrick School, 38 E. Water St., is holding an Information Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 206. Academics, social and spiritual development will be addressed along with information concerning tuition, Ed Choice vouchers and financial assistance for the 2007-08 school year. Please call the school for more information at (330) 534-2509.
History of Italy seminars
YOUNGSTOWN -- Teaching assistants in the Italian Department at Youngstown State University are conducting a series of seminars on the History of Italy. The sessions will run from 2 to 4 p.m. March 25 and April 1 and 15 in Room 132 of DeBartolo Hall. The seminars are free and in English, but participants will be asked to buy the book used for the program. To reserve a seat, call (330) 941-3461.
Students raise thousands
MONACA, Pa. -- Penn State Beaver students raised a total of 8,841 as part of the university's annual two-day IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) held recently.
THON collected funds totaling 5,240,385 to benefit The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children's Hospital, Hershey Medical Center, which supports services and research for pediatric cancer patients and their families. THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world and has raised more than 46 million since its inception in 1973.
Open house at branch
SHARON, Pa. -- Penn State Shenango will hold a Spring Open House for prospective traditional-age students at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 105 of Sharon Hall, 147 Shenango Ave.

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