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Lot closed at YSU


Beginning Monday, the F1 lot near University Plaza will be closed at Youngstown State University for about two weeks for maintenance, the university said.

Green Cathedral race


Mill Creek MetroParks will host the 5th annual Green Cathedral race Sept. 10. The race will begin and end in the Wick Recreation Area at 1861 McCollum Road.

A kids fun run, half-marathon and 5K run/walk begin at 8, 8:30 and 8:45 a.m., respectively.

The kids run is free. Early-bird registration (through today) for the half marathon is $35. Through race day, the cost is $40. The 5K registration fee is $25 early bird and $30 through race day.

Race proceeds benefit the children’s play area at Wick. For more information, visit or

‘Floating Tailgate’ at YSU-Pitt game


The Youngstown State University Office of Alumni Engagement and the Penguin Club are hosting a “Floating Tailgate” on the Gateway Clipper, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, before the football game vs. Pittsburgh at Heinz Field.

The Clipper will be docked right next to Heinz Field, and attendees will be treated to a picnic brunch and cash bar on the boat. The Tailgate Brunch includes barbecued chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, tortilla chips and salsa, brownies, beverages and a cash bar.

YSU alumni and/or current Penguin Club members receive a discounted price of $35 per person. For the convenience of tailgate guests, game tickets in Section 518 may be purchased by calling the YSU Ticket Office at 330-941-1978.

Reservations must be made by Friday.

For information or to make a reservation, or contact Rita Kennehan in Alumni Engagement at 330-941-3221 or

Painting class


Join Munnell Run Farm and the Mercer County Conservation District in conjunction with Georgia Mosebach in a program that highlights painting. The class will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Munnell Run Farm, 753 Greenville Road. No art experience is required. All materials are provided. Cost for the program is $18, and preregistration is required by Sept. 8. Make checks payable to Munnell Run Farm, 24 Avalon Court, suite 300, Mercer, Pa., 16137.

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