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Poland Stadium closes for a day

The Poland Seminary High School athletic department will be closing Poland Stadium all day on July 24. The turf will be cleaned and re-conditioned throughout the day. The stadium will reopen on July 25.

DeWine announces Teen Ambassadors

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced that more than 300 students representing 52 Ohio counties have been named to his office’s Teen Ambassador Board for the upcoming school year. The mission of the Teen Ambassador Board is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at Ohio law and government. The board is open to high school juniors and seniors from public, private, home, charter, and online schools located in Ohio. This year’s Teen Ambassador Board kick-off meeting will be held in August. Local teens named to the board are Daniel Turillo (Boardman High School), Nicolina Aiad-Toss (Cardinal Mooney High School), Dominic DeRamo (Canfield High School) and Alexander Stoneman (Ursuline High School).

New MCESC superintendent named

The Governing Board of the Mahoning County Educational Service Center (MCESC) has named Traci Hostetler as the new Superintendent of the Mahoning County Educational Service Center. Traci Hostetler has more than 20 years of experience in public education, and has served in various roles in public education, most recently as Superintendent of East Palestine City Schools. She also served as the Director of Teaching and Learning for the Massillon City School District and Middle School Principal at the Canfield Local School District. Hostetler has experience in rural, urban and suburban school districts. Hostetler earned her Bachelor’s at Kent State University, a Master’s in Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Superintendent’s License from Ashland University. CESC provides services for more than 46,000 students in school districts in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Portage and Geauga Counties. Hostetler’s contract as MCESC Superintendent will begin on Aug. 1. Hostetler will serve as MCESC’s Superintendent. Previously, the MCESC Superintendent also served as the Superintendent at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC). In March, Dr. Ron Iarussi announced his resignation as Superintendent at MCESC and MCCTC. Dr. Iarussi has accepted a job as Superintendent at Marion City Schools.

Ice cream bash with games galore

Enjoy ice cream and games at the Poland library’s end of summer reading bash on Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. This event is for children of all ages. Refreshments will be served.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for kindergarten through play on Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library. Read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. This event is for ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books

This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize every Wednesday in August at 10 a.m. at the Poland library.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Poland library on Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader.

Ice cream bash with games galore

Enjoy ice cream and games at the Poland library’s end of summer reading bash on Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. This event is for children of all ages. Refreshments will be served.

Color your world

Join the Poland library on Aug. 9 from 7-8 p.m. for a relaxing evening of coloring for teens and adults. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive on Aug. 16 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Poland library by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for grades 1-4.

SEO with SCORE Youngstown and the public library

Join SCORE Youngstown and the Business and Investment Center on Aug. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Poland library in an exploration of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Learn ways to help put move your business toward the top of Internet searches. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults. Light refreshments will be served.

Get connected with digital media

If you would like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices, attend this event on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library. Registration is recommended. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for adults and teens.

Trim a tree for August

Decorate an ornament for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree during regular hours throughout August. This event is for children of all ages.

Make a Christmas tree design

Make a Christmas tree design using huck towling as taught by volunteers of the Embroiderer’s Guild of Youngstown at the Poland library on Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. All supplies are provided. This event is for adults. To reserve a spot, call 330-744-8636 or sign up online via the library’s event calendar.

Shepherd of the Valley collecting socks to help veterans

During the month of July, Shepherd of the Valley is collecting white, cotton socks for Veterans in need. Shepherd of the Valley is having its first Stars and Stripes Sock Drive to benefit local veterans. The collected socks will be given to the Trumbull County Council of the American Legion to distribute to Veteran men and women in local nursing facilities and Veteran Clinics. White, cotton men’s and women’s socks can be dropped off at any Shepherd of the Valley community between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Drop-off hours for the corporate offices are 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Local offices participating are Boardman, located at 7148 West Boulevard (330-726-9061); Poland, located at 301 W. Western Reserve Road (330-726-7110) and the Corporate Office/At Home With Shepherd, located at 5525 Silica Road in Austintown (330-530-4038). For more information, contact Danielle Procopio at 330-530-4038, ext. 2057 or by email dprocopio@shepherdofthevalley.com.

Historical society plans fundraising bus trip

The Poland Historical Society is planning a fundraiser bus trip to Pittsburgh on Sept. 19. The trip includes a visit at the Heinz Memorial Chapel, the National Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, lunch at the Church Brew Works, tour of the Strip District and Downtown and a two hour cruise on the Explorer riverboat. The cost of the trip is $105 per person includes the bus transportation, admission fees and lunch. The bus will depart from Poland Methodist Church, located at 1940 Boardman-Poland Road in Poland, promptly at 8:30 a.m. and attendees are asked to arrive at the church by 8:15 a.m. The bus will leave Pittsburgh at 5 p.m. and should arrive back in Poland at approximately 6:30 p.m. Questions should be directed to Larry Bartos, 330-757-4223. The deadline to sign-up for the trip is Aug. 11. There will be no refunds after Aug. 11. Make checks payable to the “Poland Historical Society” and mail to The Poland Historical Society, P.O. Box 5052, Poland, Oh 44514, along with the following information: name, address, phone number, email address and check number. Also indicate your choice for lunch: chicken breast, chef’s salad, tilapia or pasta primavera. In addition to your selected entree, you will also be served a pierogi, house ciabbata bread and a beverage (coffee, tea, iced tea or soft drink). Forms for the trip will be available at the society’s tent near Poland Village Town Hall during “Celebrate Poland.” You will also be asked to sign an “Emergency Contact Information” form which includes information of a contact person should an emergency arise.

DIY summer pom-pom doorknob garland

Make a yarn pom-pom garland that you can hang from a door to add some color to your d cor at this event at the Poland library on Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. Materials will be provided. Registration is recommended and can be made by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Poland library. This event is for tweens, teens and adults.

Historical society announces summer schedule

The Poland Historical Society will offer the following schedule of events this summer: on Aug. 12 - open house at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 4515 Center Road in Poland, from 1-3 p.m; on Aug. 21 - business meeting at the Little Red Schoolhouse at 6:30 p.m.

Get connected with digital media at your library

Learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices at the Poland library on July 31 at 6 p.m. This event is for adults and teens. Registration is recommended. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register.

Learn the library catalog

Learn how to use the library catalog and manage your account online at this program at the Poland library on July 24 at 10 a.m. Find items to borrow and send them to the branch of your choice ... or send to your home. Home delivery is free for seniors. There is a $3 charge for others. This event is for adults.

Yoga class

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga class every Wednesday in July from 5-6 p.m. at the Poland library in the meeting room. Pay as you attend. The cost is $10 per session. For more information, call 330-740-6086.

Bonding with babies and books

This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize on July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library.

Nominations sought for Italian Fest

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest 2018 is seeking nominations for the Italian Man and the Italian Woman of the year. The nominee would be considered for the highest honor and if selected would be introduced in person at the festival opening ceremonies on Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. in downtown Youngstown. Applications are available to be retrieved from the event’s website: http://www.youngstownitalianfest.org/italian-man-woman-year/ or email caramia822@aol.com or lindailich@ymail.com.

Shake, shimmy and make

Make a musical instrument and more on July 23 at 2 p.m. at the Poland library during July. This event is for rock and rollers of all ages.

Tales of King Arthur

Be swept away by tales of gallant knights in shining armor, elegant ladies in medieval castles and the court of Camelot as high school actors perform Arthurian Legends at the Poland library on July 30 at 2 p.m. This event is for school-age children, tweens and teens.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, at the Poland library on July 24 at 6 p.m. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for grades 1-4.

Sign language camp

All students entering fourth through eighth-grades who want to learn a new language and want to be able to communicate with people who are deaf should join in this camp on July 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Poland library. Join in for two mornings of fun, games, activities and crafts while learning sign language and about Deaf culture. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration is required.

Appy hour

Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices at this event on July 28 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe or find great music to listen to on your walk. Registration is recommended and can be made by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for Poland.

Camp F.R.I.E.N.D. announced for summer

The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley recently announce that it is bringing back and tripling its summer day camp options for children with special needs and their neurotypical friends. Three weeks of two styles of camp will be offered. Dates include July 30 until Aug. 3 (full camp and integrated camp for ages 3-22) and Aug. 13-17 (integrated camp for ages 6-13). Camp Friend is unique because the student-to-counselor ratio is extremely low and unmatched to address the intense needs of children and teens on the autism spectrum. As a result, every year interested applicants had to be turned away for lack of enough space. The addition of integrated camp will allow ASMV to serve more families by offering more camper spots. Integrated camp will provide the opportunity for higher-functioning individuals to attend a traditional day camp with our counselors there to assist as they have ideal chance to strengthen their social skills. Camp F.R.I.E.N.D.’s full camp will bring back a model of daily activities structured around social skill building themes to provide evidence based instructional opportunities in a fun setting. This, plus traditional summer camp activities like swimming, sports and crafts supported by an autism-qualified staff, provide a supported environment while ensuring an equitable experience. Camp costs $150 per student per week and numerous scholarships are available. Registration forms are available for download at http://www.autismmv.org/campfriend and can be mailed by request to ASMV at 330-333-9607. For more information or media inquiries, call Camp Coordinator Tracy Marciano at 330-333-9609, email camp@autismmv.org or go to www.autismmv.org/campfriend.

Trim a tree for August

Decorate an ornament for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree throughout July and August. This event is for children of all ages.

Poland class of 1968 to host reunion

The Poland Seminary High School class of 1968 is having a 50-year reunion on Sept. 15 at the Magic Tree, located on South Avenue in Boardman. For more information, call Jay at 330-953-0953.

Overeaters Anonymous to have local meetings

Overeaters Anonymous is offering meetings at several local locations and on a variety of days. On Saturdays at 10 a.m., there will be a meeting at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in the Church Hall, Room 2, located at 4453 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna, Ohio. This location is handicapped accessible. On Sundays at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting at Shenango Presbyterian Church, located at 3144 Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle, Pa. This location is handicapped accessible. On Mondays, a meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Girard Multigenerational Center, located at 443 Trumbull Avenue in Girard. This location is handicapped accessible. On Wednesdays, a meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. On Tuesdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Oxford House, located at 320 Benton Road in Salem. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays, a meeting will take place at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. This location is also handicapped accessible. For more information on OA or meetings, go to www.oa.org or call one of the following Help Hotlines: Mahoning or Trumbull Counties - 330-747-2696; Columbiana County - 330-424-7767; Lawrence County - 724-674-3697.

Overeaters Anonymous is offering meetings at several local locations and on a variety of days. On Saturdays at 10 a.m., there will be a meeting at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in the Church Hall, Room 2, located at 4453 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna, Ohio. This location is handicapped accessible. On Sundays at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting at Shenango Presbyterian Church, located at 3144 Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle, Pa. This location is handicapped accessible. On Mondays, a meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Girard Multigenerational Center, located at 443 Trumbull Avenue in Girard. This location is handicapped accessible. On Wednesdays, a meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. On Tuesdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Oxford House, located at 320 Benton Road in Salem. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays, a meeting will take place at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. This location is also handicapped accessible. For more information on OA or meetings, go to www.oa.org or call one of the following Help Hotlines: Mahoning or Trumbull Counties - 330-747-2696; Columbiana County - 330-424-7767; Lawrence County - 724-674-3697.

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