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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Human rights event


Church Women United of the Youngstown Area will sponsor a Human Rights Day celebration Dec. 10 at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road. Registration and breakfast will take place at 9:30 a.m., with the program at 10.

A $10 donation for program and breakfast by A La Carte catering is requested. Make checks out to CWU and send to Harriet MacAvoy, 4495 Woodridge Drive, Austintown 44515. For information, call 330-793-7024.

Craft show planned


Canfield students will host the 28th annual Canfield High School Senior Class Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the high school, Cardinal Drive. There will be 200 vendors setting up shop. Students from the Class of 2017 will assist with the event, from setup to parking to cleanup. Parking and admission are free. The event also will include concessions and a basket auction.

For more information, contact Anthony Holben, senior class adviser, at 330-533-5507, ext 2007.

Arrest in shooting


Antonio L. Dukes, 28, of Brier Street Southeast will be arraigned Monday on a felonious assault charge, accused of shooting a Merriweather Street Northwest man at the Powerhouse Bar at about 1 a.m. Sept. 9. The victim was taken to ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital after being shot outside of the bar, which is at 999 Mahoning Ave. N.W. Dukes was arrested on the charge Wednesday night during a traffic stop on Youngstown Road.

Parking ban mulled


The city is considering a year-round, citywide parking ban.

“We thought that we would come up with a uniform ordinance, citywide, to control us putting signs up and taking them down,” Councilman-at-Large Michael Patrick told 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner.

Patrick said council began looking at the potential ban more than a year ago after the city received several complaints, including one in September where a school bus side swiped a parked car on Runge Avenue.

Patrick said one goal of the ban would be to change the behavior of people who park on the street even though they have ample parking in their driveway. Possible exceptions might be made for homes with no driveways, driveways with one spot or limited parking, or those visiting family or friends for a short period of time. Council will have a public hearing to gaugeopinions of city residents. The first one will be 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at city hall.

King Foods orders


New Hope UM Church, 21 Fairview Ave., is accepting orders for King Foods with cash, check, money order, or EBT card from 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 5. Orders also will be taken at Niles Community Services from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Dec. 5. Box prices range from $25 to $45. There are no income restrictions or guidelines.

Mail orders will be accepted with payment by Friday. Send payment to New Hope UM Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles 44446, made out to New Hope UM Church. To receive a receipt, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Online ordering ends Dec. 7; visit For updates, visit the Facebook page at For information, call 330-652-3409 or 330-652-3625.