Accepting orders for King Foods

Accepting orders for King Foods


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 next Monday. Orders will also be taken at Niles Community Services from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 11. Box prices range from $24 to $46. 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, OH 44446 made out to New Hope UM Church. To receive a receipt, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Online credit-card orders will be taken through Oct. 12. To order online, visit For updates, visit the Facebook page at For information, call 330-652-4616 or 330-652-3625.

Canine carnival


Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Road, invites the public to enjoy a free, family and pet-friendly afternoon at their Howl-O-Ween Canine Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lariccia Bocce Court.

The event will include a doggy costume contest, 4-H agility and obedience demonstrations, nonprofit dog rescues, vendors and more.

Paws Town Dog Park will be open, and food concessions will be available.

Candidates forum


The Community Mobilization Coalition and the Junior Civic League will sponsor a candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. next Monday at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St. The forum will feature issues and candidates for the Congressional 13th District, Mahoning County commissioner (2), state representative for the 58th District, clerk of common pleas, county recorder, treasurer, coroner, charter amendments, and Community Bill of Rights.

Bridge replacement


Beginning next Monday, Niles-Vienna Road between Smith-Stewart and Scoville North roads will be closed through late December for a bridge replacement. The detour will be Scoville North Road to state Route 82. This work is part of a $1.6 million project to replace three bridges in Trumbull County as part of the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program. The project is scheduled to be completed by July 2017.

Flu-shot clinics


The Mahoning County District Board of Health will conduct flu-shot clinics Wednesday near Salem and Thursday in its Austintown office.

The clinics will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Goshen Township Administration Building, 14003 W. South Range Road; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the board of health office, 50 Westchester Drive.

No appointment is needed, but those intending to be vaccinated should bring their driver’s licenses and Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance cards to enable insurance billing.

Charges are $40 or $55, depending on the vaccine to be given, but flu shots are free with most insurances.

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Man facing charge


Early Sunday, Youngstown police arrested Jason Tobin, 34, in connection with the shooting of Jeffrey Martin, 27.

Martin was shot in the upper left chest about 1 a.m. outside a home on North Evanston Avenue.

Arrested about 5 a.m. and charged with felonious assault, Tobin is incarcerated in the Mahoning County jail awaiting a court appearance.

Martin was recovering in St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

According to the police report, Tobin was trying to get back his car that he said he lent to Martin, when Martin pulled a gun and hit Tobin in the face with it and threatened to kill him. Tobin told police he pulled a handgun from under the seat of his car and shot Martin.

Police recovered a firearm under a pile of leaves in the rear yard of 471 N. Evanston, a shell casing from the driveway of the house and a shell fragment from the inside of a porch bannister.

Safety Day for Kids


Church Hill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, invites children in grades K through fourth to its Safety Day for Kids from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

This free event will include safety demonstrations and hands-on activities about automobile safety, golf safety, tool safety, infant/toddler safety and more.

Some activities will be outside on the church grounds, so children should be dressed appropriately.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. A parent or guardian should come in to register the child and provide a current mailing address, phone number and any food-allergy information. Call 330-759-0118 for registration forms or questions.

Hunger Walk


The CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Association of Churches, will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Unitarian Church, 1105 Elm St. Registration begins at 2.

The Christian Rural Overseas Program Hunger Walk is the oldest charity walk in the United States. The walks were initiated by Church World Service, which was created in 1946 in the aftermath of WWII to help bring relief to devastated areas of Europe. Since then, the relief efforts have expanded to countries throughout the world.

To participate, secure a church volunteer to receive and disburse the CROP Walk materials as well as encourage participation from the congregation. Forward the contact information for the volunteer to MVAC so that further details can be communicated directly, or send them to pick up a packet from First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave. Call 330-744-4307 before coming.

Call the Rev. Nora Smith at 330-647-9138 for information.

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