SOCIETY DIGEST: Lighting the Way sign-up will help kids

Lighting the Way sign-up will help kids

Lighting The Way of Poland is offering parents of underprivileged children an opportunity to sign up for Christmas gifts and stockings for their kids.

Children up to 10 years old in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are eligible. Parents must provide proof of income and the child’s age.

Sign-ups are scheduled as follows:

• Oct. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 7395 Tiffany South, Boardman.

• Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Nicholas Hall, 764 Fifth St., Struthers.

For information call Lighting the Way at 330-755-0796.

Cribbage club to meet


Mahoning Valley Cribbage Club will meet at noon Oct. 12 at St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave. New players are welcome. For information call 330-530-1254.

Lyme disease talks are scheduled


Planting Seeds of Awareness for Lyme Disease will feature talks about Lyme disease as follows: 7 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., and at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the S.C.O.P.E. Center, 1776 Salt Springs Road. The public is invited.

E-cards for the book “Ticked Off” by Janet DeCesare are available at

Library joins Ohio ‘Snapshot Day’


Leetonia Community Public Library is joining libraries across the state in “Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries” on Thursday. Information will be shared about how important academic, public, school and special libraries and library systems are to the state of Ohio.

The library will compile statistics, customer comments, photographs or video and other details representing a typical day at the library to be added to those of other libraries across the state to raise awareness about the role of libraries.

Students and teachers of Leetonia schools are encouraged to visit the library on this special day.

Boardman woman takes 1st place for art


Lucille VanAllen, a resident of Shepherd of the Valley, took first place recently in the state special fine art category at the Leading Age Ohio Art and Writing Show.

The 90-year-old entered a soft pastel chalk drawing in the regional event, won third place and qualified for the state competition. In creating her artwork, she used stencils for the outlines then rubbed the pastels together to create the drawing.

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