A clergy caucus breakfast is planned for 9:15 a.m. Tuesday by ACTION as the community organization continues its conversation on racism. The free event at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., includes breakfast. Host pastor is the Rev. Gayle Cantinella.
Reservations are requested by Friday by calling 330-941-0475 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Monsignor Robert Siffrin is president of Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing our Neighborhoods. Elder Rose Carter is executive director/lead organizer.
Free from detention
The teenage boy charged last month with four counts of animal cruelty, accused of having sex with a dog, is free from juvenile detention as his criminal case proceeds in Trumbull County Juvenile Court.
The boy, 16, who has never been identified, was held briefly at the juvenile justice center after the charges were filed. He then pleaded “not true” to the charges at his second hearing. Next will be his first pretrial hearing.
Warren Police Department investigated a complaint from Trumbull County Children Services that the boy, who is in CSB custody, admitted to the conduct.
The boy lived on Homewood Avenue Southeast at the time he says he committed the offenses but does not live there now, police said.
Fall fingerling fish sale
The Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District, 850 Industrial Road, is having its fall fingerling fish sale.
Largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappies, hybrid bluegill and shell crackers are 85 cents each; bluegill and yellow perch are 80 cents each; fathead minnows are $7 per 100; and white amur are $15 each. New this year are Japanese koi for $13 each.
Pickup will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Canfield Fairgrounds.
Bags of fresh, wild bird seed can be picked up daily. The cost for a 25-pound mixed seed bag is $10, a 25 pound bag of black oil sunflower seed is $16, and a 10-pound bag of thistle seed is $9.
For information on what to bring when picking up fish, stocking recommendations, or to place an order, call the district office at 330-740-7995.
Career day planned
Crestview Middle School will have a career day for the eighth-grade class from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday.
The day will begin with quad racing world champion Walker Fowler talking about the importance of education. Students will then go to a group of speakers as determined by their career paths created by the OhioMeansJobs website.
There will be more than 25 speakers at this event, with occupations ranging from dairy farmers to electricians.
This event will follow a tour of the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center on Thursday.
Crisis Text Line
Ohio is making it easier for people in stressful situations to find immediate help, 24/7, with the recent launch of a free, confidential, statewide Crisis Text Line, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has announced.
Any Ohio resident who needs help coping with a crisis can text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor.
Trained crisis counselors are on stand-by to provide a personal response and information on a range of issues, including: suicidal thoughts, bullying, depression, self-harm and more.
In Mahoning County, people in stressful situations may also telephone the Help Hotline Crisis Center, 24/7, at 330-747-2696.
Toronto prof to speak
“Carpatho-Rusyns: Myths and Stereotypes” will be the topic of a lecture by Paul Robert Magosci, professor of history and political science at the University of Toronto, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave.
After his lecture, Magosci will sign copies of his book, “With their backs to the mountains: A history of Carpathian Rus and Carpatho-Rusyns.”
Carpatho-Rusyns are a stateless Slavic group with their own language and culture, whose homeland is in central Europe.
Immigrants from that group, who came to the Youngstown area in the early 20th century to work in steels mills, founded many of the churches that dot the Mahoning Valley landscape today.
An employee of JC Penney at Southern Park Mall was arraigned Tuesday on a theft charge in Mahoning County Area Court.
Police arrived at 5:46 p.m. Monday after loss-prevention employees accused Dana Hewlett, 31, of Youngstown, of removing $2,443.20 worth of merchandise between Sept. 2 and Oct. 3.
She posted bond of $2,500 on the day of the arrest.
Penn State event
On Thursday, the Penn State Shenango community will come together to help kick off an ongoing universitywide initiative that brings students, faculty and staff together to show their commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment.
“All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion” will begin with a public event live-streamed to Penn State Shenango Lecture Hall room 322 starting at 7:15 p.m.
The event will include remarks from President Eric Barron and Vice Provost for Educational Equity Marcus Whitehurst, along with music from the Essence of Joy choir.
Easter Seals grant
Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties received a $8,612 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western Pennsylvania to be used toward the purchase of pediatric therapeutic equipment for Easter Seals’ new Boardman Pediatric Gym.
Easter Seals rehabilitation services include physical, aquatic, occupational and speech therapy for pediatrics and adults. For information, visit www.mtc.easterseals.com or call 330-743-1168.
The YWCA of Youngstown received a $3,000 grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation to be used to further YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
Programs focus on empowerment, youth development, and housing with supportive services. For information, visit ywca.org/youngstown.