Austintown briefs

Block watch hosts garage sale

The Austintown Wickliffe Block Watch is accepting clean and usable donations for its garage sale Aug. 28-29. All proceeds from the sale will go toward the group’s annual block party which is open to all Austintown residents.

The block party is set for June 30 and will include free food, beverages, games, music, face painting and more. To make a donation, call 330-792-1571.

Murder Mystery dinner needs suspects

The Myrddin Winery in Lake Milton will host a Murder Mystery dinner May 25 at 7 p.m. and is searching for people to participate in the show.

Anyone interested in being one of the eight murder suspects or 16 sleuths should call 330-654-9181. Especially needed are people to play the murder suspects.

For those attending the dinner, which will benefit The Fifth Sparrow Ministry, cost is $22 per person, due at time of reservations.

For information or reservations, call 330-654-9181.

Baskin-Robbins offers 31-cent ice cream

Baskin-Robbins ice cream stores throughout the Valley will host a 31-cent Scoop Night May 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. All guests receive a single scoop serving for 31 cents. There is a limit of one per guest.

Many locations will have additional offers available and will take pre-orders on cakes for Mother’s Day, Graduation and Father’s Day.

Select locations will feature “Celebrity Scoopers” who will surprise fans by serving ice cream during a portion of the evening. Local firefighters will be on hand at many locations with their collection boots to help raise funds and awareness for their burn unit charities.

Health center owner to discuss fibromyalgia

Cindy, owner of Cindy’s Health and Vitality in Warren, will be the guest speaker at The Mahoning Valley Fibromyalgia Support Group’s May 16 meeting at 7 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Dr. in Boardman. Anyone with an interest in this topic may attend.

Murder Mystery dinner needs suspects

The Myrddin Winery in Lake Milton will host a Murder Mystery dinner May 25 at 7 p.m. and is searching for people to participate in the show.

Anyone interested in being one of the eight murder suspects or 16 sleuths should call 330-654-9181. Especially needed are people to play the murder suspects.

For those attending the dinner, which will benefit The Fifth Sparrow Ministry, cost is $22 per person, due at time of reservations.

For information or reservations, call 330-654-9181.

Greenwood opens new collision repair center

Greenwood Chevrolet has opened its Greenwood Collision Repair Center, located at 4695 Mahoning Avenue.

In addition to traditional auto body services, this new facility also provides customers with front door parking and drive-through estimates, as well as a newly-remodeled waiting area with flat screen TV, complimentary beverages and free WiFi. Early drop-off and pick-up hours are available with 24-hour security cameras.

Greenwood Collision Repair Center is a full-service mechanical, glass and dent repair center with dealer-trained, top-rated specialists who are ASE and ICar Certified.

Spaghetti fundraiser set for tomorrow

An all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 7640 Glenwood Ave. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 5 eat free.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Tyler Richters’ tuition for his People to People trip to England. Richters is a Boardman High School student who was chosen to represent the United States in England.

For advance tickets, call 330-953-2432.

Family fun fest set for today

Beyond Expectations South Bridge Therapy and Learning Center is hosting a free Family Fun fest today from 1 to 3 p.m. at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, E-1.

The fun fest will include “bunnies in baskets” therapy rabbits, games, music, face painting and more.

Those who attend can also sign up for free screenings and classes.

For more information, call 330-307-7983.

Garage, attic and basement sale set

Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, is hosting its 39th annual Garage, Attic and Basement Sale on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wound Care center relocates

The St. Elizabeth Boardman Wound Care Center has moved to 7010 South Ave., Suite 6 in Boardman. The new office, at the corner of South Avenue and Trailwood Drive, opened this morning and is convenient toRoute 224 and Interstate 680, providing easier access for patients than its former DeBartolo Place office.

St. Elizabeth Wound Care Center specializes in providing comprehensive care for chronic, non-healing wounds using the latest treatments and technologies. Treatment is tailored to each patient’s unique needs and requirements, and complements the care provided by the patient’s primary care physician.

The staff consists of physicians who specialize in the treatment of chronic wounds, nurses specially trained to care for patients with these wounds, and experienced technicians. For more information, call St. Elizabeth Boardman Wound Care Center at 330-729-3175.

Walk for Life set

Pregnancy Help Center Walk for Life is May 5 in Boardman Park, Thomas C. Masters Pavilion. Registration is at 9 a.m., the two-mile walk begins at 10 a.m.

Chuck E. Cheese will be there to pass out coupons for the Boardman location for free tokens for all day May 5. Fifteen percent of all proceeds from the day go toward the Walk for Life total.

Enjoy pizza and games at Chuck E. Cheese after the walk and benefit women and babies in the community.

Sponsor forms for the walk can be downloaded directly from No need to collect money — get pledges and we will bill sponsors. For more information, call 330-788-4000.

Italian Fest to be in August

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest will be held on Aug. 3-5 in downtown Youngstown. The festival is now accepting applications for the Italian Man and Woman of the Year.

Applications for scholarships are also available. Applicants must be attending Youngstown State University in order to be eligible for these scholarships. Deadline for applications is June 1. For more information and applications, contact Arlene DeChellis at 330-726-8019.

Registration opens for Women’s Heart Day

Registration for Woman’s Heart Day, a free health and wellness extravaganza provided by Humility of Mary Health Partners has begun. Provided as a service to the community, Woman’s Heart Day will take place on May 10 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. This annual event features free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, educational presentations on a variety of women’s health issues, cooking demonstrations, refreshments and giveaways.

Among the health screenings offered this year are bone density, lipid panel (cholesterol) and glucose testing, arterial disease assessments, blood pressure readings, vision screenings, body fat measurements and health age assessments. Registration is required and appointments for lipid panel testing are limited. For information, call 330-480-3151 or 877-700-4647.

Eat pasta, support Tyler

A pasta dinner in support of Tyler Branca will be held on May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, 7345 Westview Drive. The cost is $9 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Dinner includes pasta, meatballs, salad, roll, dessert, coffee, tea and orange drink. Pasta, sauce and meatballs are donated by Cafe Capri.

Branca is a 21-year-old college student who was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Monetary donations are also accepted at any First National Bank — just ask for the Tyler Branca Fund.

Trash and Treasure Sale set

TOPS No. 2191 is hosting a Trash and Treasure Sale on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wickliffe Presbyterian Church, 45 Idlewood Road in Austintown. The sale will include a Chinese auction and concessions will be available.

TOPS is a weight loss support group for men, women and children 7 and older. The chapter meets at the church on Thursdays from 5:45 to 7 p.m. For more information on TOPS, contact Kerry Price at 330-799-2894.

Celebrate Earth Day

The Austintown library is celebrating Earth Day all month. Children of all ages are invited to try their hand at a paper maze and receive a surprise. Visit the Austintown library during library hours through the month of April.

Library hosts a smart money program

The Austintown library will offer a smart money program for school-age children today at 2:30 p.m. Listen to the story “Caps for Sale.” Then we’ll bring it to life! Families will also enjoy playing several games that encourage financial literacy, including one of the library’s Smart Money: Fun Finance Stations.

HMHP to host drug take-back

Humility of Mary Health Partners, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, will collect unused prescription medications today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown and St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

Unused and expired prescription drugs can be dropped off at drive-through collection sites on the Belmont Avenue ramp at St. Elizabeth and at the main entrance at St. Joseph.

Participation is free and anonymous – no questions asked.

Medications need not be in original containers. If medication is disposed of in its original container, identifying information should be removed. Liquid medications, intravenous solutions, injectable drugs and syringes will not be accepted.

Participate in Ohio Plant Lover’s Tour

The MetroParks is traveling to Ohio Prairie Nursery on May 30 to see native plants best suited for Ohio. The bus will continue on to the American Herb Society and Holden Arboretum for lunch and a tour. The David G. Leach Research Station displaying spectacular rhododendrons is the last stop before a delicious dinner at the Ferrante Winery and Ristorante. Cost is $135 ($95 for FFRG members). Registration is due by April 30. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details.

Car Trunk and Treasure Sale set

The Ursuline Center Car Trunk and Treasure Sale will be July 14 at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Ursuline Center on Shields Road in Canfield. Spaces are now available for cars. The cost for a side-by-side space is $25, but the fee will increase to $30 after June 30. All spaces are first-come, first-served.

The sale will also include food and refreshments on sale as well as a book, bake and furniture sale that be will held inside the center. The sale of pets, firearms and fireworks will not be permitted.

For more information, contact the center at 330-533-3831 or visit

Get fit together

Mill Creek MetroParks and Fitness Together present this event held at Wick Recreation Area and surrounding park drives today at 9 a.m. Fitness Together is a local, group-training studio dedicated to helping people achieve their overall fitness goals. All profits from the race, sponsorships, and registration fees will be given to the Mill Creek Park Foundation supporting outdoor education and recreation activities within Mill Creek MetroParks.

This walk/run event is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to have a good time and support a great cause. Whether you are a veteran racer, a first time participant, or someone who would prefer to walk while socializing with friends and family, we welcome you. Registration forms available online at For more information call 330-702-1311.

Cost is $15 for early registration (prior to April 27); $20 for event-day registration .

Take bird walks

Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage will lead a walk today at 8 a.m., meet at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Easy rating, less than one mile.

Bluebells hike set

The MetroParks will be taking a hike tomorrow at 2 p.m. See the parade of spring wildflowers at one of the premier places in the area. Meet at Poland Municipal Forest. Easy rating, two miles.

Take a trip to Wheeling Downs Racetrack

The 2012 Pink Ribbon Classic committee is sponsoring a bus trip to Wheeling Downs Racetrack and Casino on May 19. The bus will leave from Fab Limo on Connecticut Ave. in Austintown at 9 a.m. and will depart from Wheeling Downs at 5 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and each player will be give $25 in free play.

All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Send registration and checks to: Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, c/o Nancy Felton, American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406.

MetroParks presents Children’s Book Festival

The Children’s Book Festival: Plant the Seed to Read will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The event will be a day of fun for children and their families together enjoying authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers and many activities for children. Bring your camera to be photographed with Curious George or the animals from the Akron Zoo. Admission is free.

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