Canfield briefs

Canfield residents earn awards

Michael Barkett (Canfield High School), Mariah DeFuria (Austintown Fitch High School), Miranda DeFuria (Austintown Fitch High School) and Elizabeth Urig (Canfield High School), all of Canfield, have been named University Scholars at Youngstown State University, the university’s most prestigious scholarship award.

For more information on the University Scholars program, call 330-941-2772 or visit

Love earns dean’s list

Dayna Love, a 2010 Canfield graduate, was named to the dean’s list at Otterbein University for the academic year 2012-2013. Students must be full-time with a grade point average of at least 3.60 to qualify for this distinction. Dayna was awarded a Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society scholarship and was also selected for recognition at the Academic Honors Convocation and received the Karen Nixon Heaberlin ‘68 Endowed Award. Dayna is the daughter of Rick and Cheryl Love of Canfield.

Torch club hosts dinner meeting

The Youngstown Chapter of International Torch Clubs’ dinner-discussion meeting will be June 17, at Pete’s Place, Kilcawley Center, on the campus of Youngstown State University. The speaker will be Dr. Thomas Copeland. The title of his speech is “John McCormack: The Tenor Whom Caruso Acknowledged as His Equal.” The public is invited to attend. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and lecture at 7 p.m. Dinner for non-members is $19. Attending only the lecture is free of charge. Call 330-757-4148 for dinner reservations.

Book store to host signing

Randy Ryan, author of “My First Baseball Game,” will be signing books at Bradley’s Book Outlet in the Southern Park Mall June 29 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Writers group to meet in Canfield

Area writers are invited to attend Monday Night Writers June 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road in Canfield. The meeting will be led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie. The two-hour sessions will include both writing exercises and discussions on the creative and business aspects of writing. Those with ‘works-in-progress’ are welcome to bring copies of their projects for comments and critiques from the group. The fee is $10 per class and registration is preferred. For more information, email Nancy Christie at

Dr. Suzelis to host seminar

Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free seminar entitled, “Blood Type Diet Meal Prep” on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center located in South Bridge West (behind Second Sole) at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3. Join Suzelis for an informative seminar that will provide information on how to incorporate the blood type diet into your life. He will discuss meal planning, share recipes, teach you how to substitute ingredients in your current recipes to make them blood type friendly, and more. To register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at Free admission, RSVP required.

Community band to host concert

The Canfield Community Concert Band will host a concert on June 17 at 7 p.m. on the Canfield Village Green. The band is under the direction of Brian Harris. The band will entertain audiences with a variety of popular songs and marches presenting contemporary American styles and celebrating American composers and patriotic themes.

Orr named to dean’s list

Amanda Orr of Canfield was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 for placement on the dean’s list.

Reading rocks set

The Canfield library will host the Reading Rocks event on June 21 at 10 a.m. Unearth some fun at the library with Mr. Puppet and his cousin, Joey the Mouse. Ventriloquist and puppeteer Bob Abdou will leave everyone laughing. For children of all ages. No reservations are needed.

Quilting group to have June meeting

That Quilt Group I Belong To will have its next meeting June 18 at Fair Park in Canfield. New officers will be installed and a potluck dinner will be served. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Installation of new officers and a presentation on the history of the quilt group will follow the dinner.

That Quilt Group I Belong To is open to all interested quilters at all skill levels. For membership information, please contact president Mary Rose Nordquist at

Canfield residents earn honors

Canfield residents freshman Nicole DeSalle (dean’s list), sophomore Keri Durina (honors list), junior Kyle Hippley (honors list), freshman Lacey Holbrook (president’s list), freshman Kendra Landis (honors list) and freshman Stacey Rogers (honors list) have been earned honors at Mercy College of Ohio in the associate of science nursing program.

To be named on the dean’s list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours. To be named on the honor’s list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 6-11 credit hours. To be named on the president’s list, a student must achieve a 4.0 GPA and be enrolled for 14 or more credit hours.

Food safety training to be June 19

Mandarin Level I Food Safety Training will be June 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McMahon Hall, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. This training is mandated for the person in charge per shift of a risk I, II, III or IV food service operation.

Have fossil fun

The Canfield library will host a fossil hunt on June 25 at 10 a.m. Reassemble a dinosaur and create cave art. For children of all ages.

Check your blood pressure

Get your blood pressure checked at the Canfield library on June 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Hosted by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association.

Swap coupons at the library

If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop by between 9 a.m. and noon at the Canfield library June 14 and 15 to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers.

Nook for novices and pros

If you are new to Nook or new to borrowing eBooks from the library for your well-used Nook, bring your device to the Canfield library on June 25 at 6:30 p.m. and they will show you how to find and download eBooks from the library’s Digital Catalog on the website. Don’t forget your Adobe ID and email information. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register.

Canfield residents earns degree

Kelly Thomas of Canfield earned her master of science degree with a major in human resources on May 25 from the University of Scranton.

YSU searches for majorettes, feature twirlers

The YSU marching band will have auditions for majorette and feature twirler positions for the upcoming marching band 2013 season on June 14 from 5-7 p.m. (learn routine) and June 15 from 9-11:30 a.m. (audition) Incoming freshmen and current students are encouraged to audition for the 2013 season.

Participants should plan on two days for the full audition process. Both sessions will be in Stambaugh Stadium’s Gym A.

For details or to sign up, go to Questions may be addressed to Dr. Brandt Payne, director of athletic bands, at

Boughner earns Eagel Scout Award

Benjamin Boughner, son of Don and Pam Boughner of Canfield, was presented with the Eagle Scout Award at a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor May 1 in Canfield United Methodist Church. Boughner has earned 26 merit badges in his time with the organization and is a junior at Canfield High School. He splits his time between band, the scouts and employment at Inner Circle Pizza.

Mahoning Riverfest set

Friends of the Mahoning River will have its second annual Mahoning Riverfest today from noon to 4 p.m. at the B & O Station, located ar 530 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown. The Riverfest will begin with a dock ribbon cutting ceremony.

Kayak and canoe rides will be available courtesy of Trumbull Canoe Trails. There will be an art festival inside the B & O from noon to 7 p.m. The cost is $1.

The event will also include educational and historical presentations and displays with a focus on the river and the environment. There is no charge for parking.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation donates to library

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced the award of $3000 to Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County to support literacy programs. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education.

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at

Slavic festival to be June 15

Simply Slavic, the downtown festival created specifically to celebrate Greater Youngstown’s colorful Slavic community will take place on June 15 from noon to midnight on Federal Plaza East. The event began in 2011 to educate the community about Slavic heritage. The event will feature live music, folk dance performances, homemade food, educational exhibits and ethnic vendors.

Rotary offers holiday flag service

The Rotary Club of Canfield is offering holiday flag display service through its Fly the Flag program. For more information, call Bill Reese at 330-533-2000 or Warren Jensen at 330-533-6795.

Grow Youngstown to offer fresh produce

Grow Youngstown will offer fresh produce direct to the residents of Mahoning Valley through its Community Supported Agriculture market, which purchases food direct from local farmers. Participants can pick up their farm fresh goods on Tuesdays at the YMCA in Boardman, Fellows Riverside Gardens, East Side Public Library and Poland Public Library. Orders can also be delivered to your door for a fee.

To become a member of Grow Youngstown’s CSA: Farm to You, contact Elsa Higby, CSA manager, at or 330-286-0688.

Adult Career Center hosts informational sessions

Adults interested in enrolling career certification programs this fall offered at the Adult Career Center Mahoning County Career and Technical Center are invited to attend one of several free informational sessions this spring and summer at MCCTC, located at 7300 North Palmyra Road in Canfield.

Informational sessions include career investigation as well as reading, math and language assessments. Attendees will tour the building, meet instructors and learn about financial aid opportunities. Upcoming informational sessions will be June 18 at 6 p.m. and July 9 at 6 p.m.

For more information or to register to attend, call the Adult Career Center at 330-729-4100.

Vendors needed for market event

The Junior Women’s League of Canfield is recruiting vendors for the 44th annual Fall Market Event on the Canfield Village Green. This year’s event will take place on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participating vendors may range from home-based businesses to art and craft merchandise to non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the Fall Market benefit the community. For more information, call 330-506-4347.

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