Pediatric audiology services to be available at Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman
Audiology services for children and young adults will be offered at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Beeghly Campus starting July 30. The new service in Boardman is in addition to the audiology services that Akron Children’s already provides in the Mahoning Valley in Warren. In both offices, services are provided by Kathryn Freeland, AuD, CCC-A. Akron Children’s audiology team diagnoses and treats hearing loss in infants, children, teens and young adults. Specialists can help identify hearing loss, provide access to hearing aids and coordinate follow-up services for intervention, monitoring and ongoing evaluations. Extensive audiology services now in Boardman include comprehensive hearing evaluation, behavioral audiometry, tympanometry, otoacoustic emission testing, auditory processing evaluations, diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Evoked Response testing and Auditory Steady State Response audiometry. In addition, a complete range of hearing aid types, including digital and bone-anchored hearing aids, are available at the Boardman office. Any child under 18 or with an underlying medical condition must first receive medical clearance from an otolaryngologist before a hearing aid evaluation and fitting. The Boardman office is located at 6505 Market St. in Building C, Suite 2160. To reach the office, call 330-746-9377.
Golf outing to benefit Field of Dreams
Mill Creek Gold Course’s North Course will host Boardman Community Baseball’s 22nd anniversary golf outing. The proceeds will benefit the Field of Dreams complex. The winning team will qualify for the 2018 Coors Lite Greatest Golfer Scramble championship. The cost for the four-person scramble event is $100 per person and includes lunch, golf, prizes, dinner and beverages. Sponsorship opportunities include hole sponsors ($100) and corporate sponsors ($500), and includes four golfers, lunch, dinner and event sponsor recognition. Registration begins at noon while lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. A shotgun start will be at 1:30 p.m. with dinner and prize awards to immediately follow golf. For more information, visit www.boardmanbaseball.com or call Tim Kaple at 330-717-8755 or Greg Krieger at 330-565-3114. The registration deadline is July 30.
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 Tuesday in August at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library.
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 in August. Local teens named 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. She 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. 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.
A family-friendly puppet show performed by Mr. John and Miss Amy will take place at the Boardman library on Aug. 8 from 10-11 a.m. and Aug. 9 from 7-8 p.m. Watch the antics of the puppets that will surely make you laugh and squeal in this one hour performance.
TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting
Help plan and support teen activities at the library at the next TAB meeting on Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome.
Family story time
Bring the whole family to the Boardman library on Aug. 1, 22 and 29 at 10 a.m. for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages.
Lego my library
Meet at the Boardman library on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.
There will be a blood drive on Aug. 27 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Boardman 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).
Blood pressure screening
There will be a blood pressure screening on Aug. 6 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Boardman library by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Swap six of your once done jigsaw puzzles with others on Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Boardman library. This event takes place every second Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library at 4 p.m. For more information, call the development office at 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.
Blackshire promoted to Vice President of Information Systems and Technology
Associated School Employees Credit Union recently announced the promotion of Jonathan Blackshire to Vice President of Information Systems and Technology. He will be responsible for the administration of all internal systems, infrastructure and networks. As a key member of ASECU’s management team, Blackshire will help lead the credit union’s efforts to ensure the development and implementation of cost-effective systems and efficient computer operations to meet current and future technology requirements to serve credit union members. ASECU is a full-service financial institution founded in 1959. For more information, visit www.asecu.com.
Be a shining star
The Boardman library is seeking individual or group acts for its talent show, which will take place on Aug. 14 from 7-8 p.m. All participants will receive a small prize. Refreshments will be provided and pre-registration is required by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Boardman library. This event is for children of all ages.
Playtime at your library
Prepare for kindergarten through play on Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library. Participants will read a book and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that they can do with their child to help them get ready for kindergarten. This event is for children who are ages 2-6.
Join the Boardman library’s beginners Dungeons and Dragons club on Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. and join an adventure. This starts the library’s fall campaign so be ready to create a new character. Refreshments and snacks are provided. This event is for teens.
Reader’s Choice book club
Share your favorite books and find out which new ones are being published at this book club, which will next meet on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. The discussion will be “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom. This event is for adults.
Shake, shimmy and make
Make a musical instrument and more during regular hours during August at the Boardman library. This event is for children of all ages.
I Read YA book club
Adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18-118, this book club is for you. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss. The next meeting will take place on Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. They will discuss “I Have Lost my Way” by Gayle Forman. This event is for adults.
Game night for adults
Play the hand you’re dealt of cards (rummy), dice (farkle) and scrabble at the Boardman library on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend or two and join them on the fourth Thursday of the month for snacks and bragging rights in this one-hour program for adults.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organized crime author to speak
Organized crime author Allan R. May will discuss the Mahoning Valley mafia on July 21 at 10 a.m. at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, located at 3135 Belmont Avenue in Liberty Township, for the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society, a historical society for Boardman and other local areas. The program is open to the public. Admission is $6 for non-members and $5 for members. Refreshments will be served and a 50/50 raffle will take place to benefit the society’s education mission. Music is by Dolores DePietro. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be admitted, based upon seat availability. To make reservations or for more information, contact Richard S. Scarsella, WHMHS chairman, at 330-726-8277.
Summer fun open house
On July 21 at 12-4 p.m., meet the adoptable bunnies of F5RS, a 501c3 rescue and sanctuary during an open house at their location at 11836 South Ave. in the Old School Marketplace. Nail trimming and grooming will be available. Find out about Bunnies in Baskets therapy bunnies and more. On site adoptions are possible with an approved application, which can be found at orgsites.com/oh/F5RS.
Game night for adults
Play the hand you’re dealt of cards (rummy), dice (farkle) and scrabble at the Boardman library on July 26 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend or two and join in on the fourth Thursday of the month for snacks and bragging rights in this one-hour program for adults.
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 Tuesday in July at 10 a.m. at the Boardman 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family story time
Bring the whole family to the Boardman library on July 25 at 10 a.m. for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages.
Shake, shimmy and make
Make a musical instrument and more during regular hours at the Boardman 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 Boardman library on July 26 at 2 p.m. This event is for school-age children, tweens and teens.
An evening with Terry Pluto, sportswriter
Join the Boardman library on July 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. as they host celebrated sportswriter Terry Pluto. Pluto promises a fun and informal night as he talks about sports and life. His books will be available for sale after the program. Call the library to reserve your seat or register online via the library’s event calendar. This event is for adults and teens.
Join the Boardman library’s beginners Dungeons and Dragons club on Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. and join the adventure. This starts the group’s fall campaign so be ready to create a new character. Refreshments and snacks are provided. This event is for teens.
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 June 18-22 (integrated camp for ages 6-13), 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 email@example.com or go to www.autismmv.org/campfriend.
Night market to begin in June
The Mission Night Market inaugural year festivities will occur at the Huntington Place plaza, located at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman, on the second Friday of every month June through October, from 6-10 p.m. These dates are Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Proceeds to benefit Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. Vendors spots are available for $50 per 10 by 10 tent space and $100 for food trucks and the several 10 by 20 tent spaces. However, participation is by application process. MNM Committee limits the overall number and type of vendors for each event and vendors must be approved to participate. Applications are available at http://www.missionnightmarket.org. For more information, call 234-254-0170.
Park to host day camp during summer
Boardman Park’s Adventure Day Camp will soon begin. The goal of the camp is to offer young minds the opportunity to explore their imaginations, discover physical fitness, expand their knowledge of sports and develop a growing sense of adventure through diverse activities. The curriculum is designed to be age appropriate, educational and fun as the children participate in a daily schedule of arts and crafts, team building, creative arts, science and sports. Adventure Day Camp will run for 10 weeks, starting on June 11 and running through Aug. 17. The Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Arrangements can be made if you need to bring campers early or pick them up later for an additional charge. Registration begins on April 2. Register your child for one week or all 10 by going to www.boardmanparkcamp.com. Discounts are offered, such as early bird enrollment, Boardman resident and multi-sibling family discounts. For additional information, contact Karen at 330-965-0482 or visit the camp website at www.boardmanparkcamp.com.
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.
GA to meet twice this week
Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet twice this week in the Youngstown-Warren area. A GA meeting is offered every Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman, and another is offered every Sunday at Christ Church Presbyterian, located at 3425 Hopkins Road in Youngstown (in Cornersburg). Both meetings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and last about 1-1/2 hours. Those who believe gambling has affected any part of their lives are urged to attend. For more information, call the local Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 330-505-5060.