Submit information for holiday services

Submit information for holiday services

The Vindicator will publish a listing of area services open to the public in observance of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services will run next Saturday on the Religion page. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day services will run Dec. 23 on the Religion page.

The deadline to submit information is noon Tuesday. Information should include the church name and denomination, address and time of the services. Include a name and phone number for verification or any questions.

Send to Religion, The Vindicator, 107 Vindicator Square, Box 780, Youngstown, OH 44501-0780; or fax to 330-747-6712; or email

Man turns himself in


A man accused of a downtown bank robbery turned himself in to police Friday morning.

Police said Frank Pierce, 38, confessed to robbing the First National Bank at 1 W. Federal St. on Thursday.

A friend of Pierce’s saw his picture on the news Thursday night in reference to the robbery.

Police recovered some of the stolen money, which detectives said was a minimal sum.

Reports said Pierce handed a teller a note about 10 a.m. Thursday claiming he was armed and demanding money. He fled on foot.

Vocal crew joins fight against hunger


Youngstown City Schools Visual and Performing Arts Vocal Crew is joining the fight against hunger.

The ensemble, including student vocalists from East and Chaney high schools, will perform at 3:30 p.m. today at WFMJ’s Feed Our Valley.

The performance will be in the Main Concourse of Eastwood Mall. This is an annual event that the district’s VPA students have participated in for the past five years. Performance pieces for this event over the years have included dance, drama and choral selections.

Feed Our Valley is now in its 11th year of educating people about hunger in the community.

For information about the district’s VPA program or VPA Vocal Crew, contact Tracy Schuler Vivo, VPA coordinator, at 330-744-8830 or at

Monthly meeting


Dr. Rodney Hill, local gynecologist, is the guest speaker for the monthly meeting of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the W.J. Cobbin Building, 1350 Fifth Ave., Suite 202/Rose Room. Dr. Hill will talk about the high infant-mortality rates in Ohio and Mahoning County and the efforts to reduce those rates.

Attorney to speak


A new start through the sealing of a criminal record will be the topic of a Taft Promise Neighborhood program at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Taft Elementary School, 730 E. Avondale Ave. An attorney from the Youngstown office of Community Legal Aid will speak about the issue and will answer legal questions related to it.

Taft Promise Neighborhood was organized in 2014 to revitalize and strengthen the neighborhood around the South Side school.

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