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Hubbard family needs donations


Donations of new and used items are being accepted at the Hubbard Public Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for the family who lost their home in a fire early Friday.

Trisha Kuzel, a 1999 Hubbard High School graduate, and her family, including her 9-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, lived in the home.

Supporters are trying to provide gifts for them for Christmas.

Sizes needed are girl’s size 10 clothes and size 31/2 shoe; boy’s size 2T and toddler 7 shoe; and woman size 8-10, men size 38 or 40 (32 length) and XL. Also needed are size 5 diapers.

Temporarily repaired


The Warren Family Mission’s Hannah’s House got its heat and hot water back earlier this week, thanks to donated labor and parts from a Youngstown company.

Tom Turnbull of Eagle Mechanical on Steel Street responded to news reports of the broken heat and water boilers, replaced several parts and got both boilers working again at no cost.

The repairs will keep the heat on temporarily, but more extensive work eventually will be needed, said Michelle Beauchene, the mission’s director of development and community relations.

Hannah’s house, on Warren-Sharon Road, provides a one-year residential treatment program for women with substance abuse and other problems. Thirteen women live there.

Computer classes


The YMCA of Youngstown is offering basic computer and Internet training for first-time adult computer users. The training, open to any Ohio adult, is free and part of Connect Ohio’s Every Citizen Online program. The six hours of coursework is offered from 10 a.m. to noon at 17 North Champion St. Session I meets on Jan. 8, 10 and 15; Session II, Jan. 22, 24 and 29; and Session III, Feb. 5, 7 and 12. To register, call 330-742-4785. For information or to visit a training session, call Lyndsey Kleven at 614-220-0190.

6-week SlimDown


Humility of Mary Health Partners’ registered dietitians trained in adult weight management are offering the six-week SlimDown weight management program that focuses on lifestyle changes in food, activities and behaviors. Classes are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 in Community Room 2 of the D.D. and Velma Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman; and Thursdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 14, at St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, Niles. The cost is $40 for new participants and $20 for repeat participants. The registration deadline is Jan. 2. Call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free at 1-877-700-4647.

Lifestyle improvement


Jameson Hospital is offering a six-week lifestyle improvement program that explores the Spectrum of Nutrition, Exercise, Stress Management & Social Support Program to impact total well being. The Spectrum is a scientifically proven program to feel better, live longer, lose weight and gain health. Sessions are Wednesdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jameson Hospital North Campus, 1211 Wilmington Ave. To register, call 724-656-4660 or visit

Help the hungry


The Bistro Group, the nation’s third-largest franchisee of T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants, is participating in its third annual Can For A Fan virtual food drive benefitting nine regional food banks. The T.G.I. Friday’s in the greater Youngstown area will donate one can of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley for each new Youngstown local Facebook fan at In addition to Facebook, the initiative expands to Pinterest this year. On T.G.I. Friday’s Can For A Fan Pinterest board,, users can like the Second Harvest Food Bank pinned logo and an additional can of food will be donated.

The food drive will continue through Dec. 31 or until 5,000 cans have been donated.

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