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Canfield Community Briefs

Friday, June 1, 2018

Jump start your 4th of July with “Just Friends”

The public is invited to a picnic/concert with “Just Friends” on July 1 at A La Cart Catering, located on State Route 62 in Canfield. “Just Friends” is a volunteer community chorus, directed by Jodine Pilmer, and has been performing at local assisted living and nursing homes for the past nine months. Its director and members have vast choral and theater experience and love to share it with the residents and staff of those facilities. There are costs involved with their mission, so the Chorus wants to sing with you at this event to raise funds. The event starts at 1 p.m. with burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, fruit, dessert and beverage. The hour-long concert will begin at 2 p.m. The cost is $20 (tip included). Admission for the concert only is $12. Reservations for either choice are required and can be made by calling 330-533-8789.

Find and sell treasures at trunk sale

Sell your garage sale type items from the trunk of your car in the parking lot or inside the Lord of Life Church, located at 550 N. Broad St, in Canfield. There will be 50 spaces available in the parking lot for venders to bring a vehicle or tent to sell your own items. Spaces inside church (23 available) are a first come first serve basis. Tables will be provided. The sale will take place on Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per unit (table inside or space outside in parking lot). Call Ruth Allen at 330-550-3022 to reserve your spot. Payment is required in advance. Responsibilities for those who wish to participate in the sell are to set up 1 hour ahead and clean up when sale is over.

Felger Exotics

Come “monkey” around with Felger Exotics live animals on June 22 at 11 a.m. at the Canfield library. There will not only be monkeys, but a bunny or two. Come to the library and see a baby kangaroo. Space is limited. Reserve your seat via the library’s events calendar or call the library at 330-744-8636. This event is for the family.

Johnny Walylko summer concert

Johnny Walylko is a young talented guitarist, who will be rocking the Canfield library with his distinctive style on June 27 at 2:30 p.m. He won the Battle of the Bands in 2016 in Pittsburgh. The library welcomes families and youth of all ages to enjoy his upbeat sounds.

Introduction to Pinterest

If you are curious about Pinterest, join the Canfield library on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in its beginner’s class on how to set up an account, search for items (like recipes or craft ideas), create boards and save pins. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants should have an email account before attending. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

Off the shelves

Welcome to the Canfield library’s monthly book club for a lively discussion of titles chosen “Off the Shelves” of the book club room. June meetings will take place on June 26 at 6:30 p.m. and June 28 at 11 a.m. where they will be discussing “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward. This event is for adults.

Students Leadership Challenge 2018

In celebration of his more than 50 years in martial arts, Master Park is offering a “Students Leadership Challenge 2018.” Park has been training and instructing martial arts to all ages for more than five decades in the United States and Korea. He has witnessed and proved that more than 90 percent of students became more successful academically, physically and mentally when participating in martial arts instruction. This year, 3-8 students will be selected from each school building location of 10 local school districts from across the Mahoning Valley. Schools participating are Boardman, St. Charles, Poland, Holy Family, Canfield, South Range, Austintown, Cardinal Mooney High School, Ursuline High School, St. Christine, Western Reserve, West Branch, Columbiana, Springfield and Lowellville. A scholarship will be available to those who are chosen for 1-3 months of 1-hour classes twice per week. To apply, you must have at least a GPA of 2.5 or higher. You must submit a form and two recommendations from a teacher or parent. Students are required to follow the rules and regulations. No experience is required. Individual and corporate sponsorships are also available at the following levels: listing sponsor - $100; silver - $300; gold - $500 and platinum - $700. Those interested can contact Master Park at 330-965-9000 or email him with the subject of “Master Park’s Students Leadership 2018” at

Square Dance event on June 9

The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on June 9 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Ed Pabst will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be calling line dances between the tips. This will be a high/low dance with tips for new dancers and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

Cardinal Mooney High School announces summer camp series

Cardinal Mooney High School has announced their summer camp series. All camps will take place at the school, located at 2545 Erie St. in Youngstown, and range in age from kindergarten through eighth-grade. The boys’ basketball camp will run from June 19-21 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for grades 4-9. The cost to participate is $60. The CMHS Football Camp of Champions will take place from June 25-26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for grades 3-8. The cost to participate is $60. A cheer camp will be offered Aug. 1-3 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. with a cheer exhibition on Aug. 3 at noon for those in grades 5-8. The cost is $50. A mini cheer camp will take place on Aug. 1-8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost to participate is $40. More information and new additions to the Series can be found at or on Cardinal Mooney’s Facebook page

Mill Creek ABWA to meet on June 12

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its June 12 meeting at Al A Cart Catering in Canfield beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu includes Swiss chicken, Italian sausage with peppers and onions, buttered parsley potatoes, Italian vegetables, salad, pasta salad, Jell-O and dessert. The cost is $18. Reservations may be made by calling Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 by May 31. The speaker for the evening will be Cheryl Feichter who is the owner of The Brazen Brush on Market Street in Boardman. They specialize in do-it-yourself wooden signs. The public is welcome.

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 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 or go to

Holiday closings

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for Independence Day on July 4.

Paint a cake for Father’s Day

Sip or chug a drink from Dairy Queen and paint a DQ cake for Father’s Day. They will provide you with a blank DQ cake, which will serve as your very own “canvas.” Do it all by yourself, or qualified cake decorators will be on hand to show you how to border, or how to use an airbrush. Add sprinkles, colorful whipped cream icing, gel and ribbons. This is an open house event. It should only take about 15 minutes to decorate your DQ cake. Remember, it is a ice cream cake, so it will begin to melt if you take too long. They will be happy to keep your cake in the freezer for you so that you can eat and relax. The cost to participate is the cost of the DQ cake and your drink. You do not need an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. However, they can not guarantee you the size you may want or the attention from the decorator that you may need if you do not call ahead and have them hold your cake and let them know you are coming. The Canfield store, located at 101 S. Broad Street in Canfield, will host the event outside from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on June 16 and can be contacted at 330-533-6647. The Austintown store, located at 146 N. Canfield Niles Road, will host the event indoors from 1-4 p.m. on June 16 and can be contacted at 330-792-3765. The Cornersburg store, located at 3555 S. Meridian Road in Youngstown, will host the event indoors from 4-7 p.m. on June 16 and can be contacted at 330-799-5295.

Rummage sale to take place during festival

There will be a rummage sale with numerous offerings during the annual festival at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, located at 4490 Norquest Blvd. in Austintown, on May 30 until June 3. The rummage sale hours will take place from 6-9 p.m. nightly. Special prices will be offered on June 3.

Local flavor comes to a community garden near you

Want to learn more about growing vegetables, soils and plant production? If so, mark your calendars to join OSU Extension staff and Master Gardener Volunteers at local community gardens this summer. Programs will take place every Monday from May 28 until Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. Topics such as vegetable growing patterns, production details and soil characteristics will be discussed. This program is geared for participants of all ages, and is beneficial to the backyard gardener just wanting to learn some tips and tricks, or for someone wanting to start their own community garden. Each week will be hosted at a different community garden in the Youngstown area. Participants should bring a note pad and a lawn chair for seating, as well as their gardening questions. For more details, along with exact garden locations and addresses for each week, call 330-533-5538 or visit

Drama camp - “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

Join the Canfield library for its fourth annual drama camp. Learn about the many aspects of theater, including auditions, the casting process, stage directions and more. The children will present “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” for family and friends, and refreshments will be served on the last day of camp, June 22 at 3 p.m. Camp runs from 10 a.m. until noon on June 18-21 and 1-3 p.m. on June 22. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register. This event is for tweens and teens in grades 4-9.

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 on June 25 at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. This event is for school-age children, tweens and teens.

Pet rocks rock

If you are ready for a pet that doesn’t scratch, bark or bite and never gets hungry, select your perfect match at the PLYMC Pet Rock Adoption Agency on June 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Children ages 2-7 may select their pet, measure and weigh it, then give it a name. Give it a bit of exercise and fun by building with Legos/Duplos, then put it in an individualized box with a blanket to nap after reading a story. This event is for children of all ages.

Tales to tails

Read to the Canfield library’s favorite therapy dogs on June 11 at 6 p.m. This helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or the librarians find one for you. This event is for children in grades kindergarten and up. Therapy dogs are provided by Pawz for People, a Community Partner of Pet Partners, a local Pet Therapy group.

Those “Stranger Things” rock

Join the Canfield library this summer to celebrate all things strange, and “Stranger Things.” This event will take place on June 14 at 6 p.m. There will be various activities including upside down art, missing friend searches, grabbing a bite at our loaded waffle bar, and of course rocking out to some fabulous tunes from the 80’s. Feel free to dress as your favorite character. This event is for teens ages 13 and up.


Have fun and create unique art at the Canfield library’s Zentangle program on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. Learn what Zentangle is and how it benefits the mind and body. Create beautiful unique works of art while relaxing, with no artistic ability necessary. Materials are provided and space is limited. Register at or by phone at 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

Facebook for beginners at Canfield

See how you can connect with family and friends on Facebook on June 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Canfield library. They will show you how to start posting, sharing and liking posts right away. Don’t have a Facebook account? Call ahead and they will schedule a time to help you create an account before the class. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

Forever Young book club

If you love reading YA books, join the Canfield library on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. where they will be reading and discussing “Starfish” by Akemi Dawn Bowman. This event is for adults.

Stephen King Constant Readers club

Join the Canfield library on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “Dr. Sleep,” sequel to “The Shining,” by master of suspense Stephen King. The event includes a preview of new and exciting upcoming titles. This event is for adults.

Blood pressure check

There will be a blood pressure check by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association at the Canfield library on June 20 from 1-2 p.m.

Coupon swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours during June, July and August at the Canfield library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.

Mah-Jongg for beginners

Learn to play American Mah-Jongg, a rummy-like game played with tiles, at the Canfield library in June, July and August. The game originated in China and gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1920s. Class size is limited and registration required. For more information and to register, call 330.744.8636 and ask for Canfield. This event is for adults.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend at $10 per class. Dress comfortably. The class will meet weekly, every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. For more information, contact the development office at 330-740-6086. This event is for adults

Canfield Friends to meet

There will be a Friends of PLYMC - Canfield Committee Meeting on June 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Canfield library.

Bonding with babies and books

This event, offered every Thursday at 10 a.m. in June at the Canfield library, 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.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Canfield library every Tuesday at 10 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.

Baby Prom at the Canfield library

Bring your little star and twinkle at this very special event for babies and parents on June 2 from 11 a.m. until noon at the Canfield library. Take a spin on the dance floor, hear a story or two, and make a craft to commemorate your first dance together. Cool off and enjoy punch with your little ones, who will receive a free library sippy cup.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in June at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on June 9 at 2:30-3:30 p.m. and June 20 at 6-7 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Totally tie dye

Get ready for summer by making your own tie-dyed t-shirt at the Canfield library on June 9 at 11 a.m. Register now to ensure getting the correct size T-shirt. This event is for adults and teens. Call 330-744-8636 to register.

Coloring for grown-ups

Join the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on June 6, July 11 and Aug. 8 and tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze: coloring for grown-ups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for adults and teens only.

Movie night

Join the Canfield library on June 7 at 6 p.m. for a movie where they will be watching a newly released DVD. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. This event is for adults and teens. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. The movie will be either PG or PG 13.

Basic computer class

Computer novices, learn basic computer functions and terminology in this introductory course to computer usage on June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. This event is for adults and space is limited. Register online at or by phone at 330-744-8636.

Mah-Jongg Mondays

Practice your new skill to rattle the tiles and join the fun each Monday in June from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. Mah-Jongg sets not provided.

MCCTC students open greenhouse for spring plant sale

The Spring Plant Sale, sponsored by the Floral Design and Landscaping program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, has started selling their plants. Students in the program have prepared items including assorted annuals, hanging baskets and patio planters. Flats of flowers will also be available. The Horticulture Greenhouse will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the month of May until all items are sold. For more information on the Spring Plant Sale, contact Mary June Emerson at 330-729-4000, ext. 1671.

Learn Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn how to create a professional looking presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint on May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. They will go over the basics of using PowerPoint to create a slide show and make your own concise and professional looking presentation. Registration is required, space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

Read around the room

Join the Canfield library during regular hours through June 30 for the 2018 Reading Challenge to “read around the Canfield library book club room.” Read 6 titles from the book club room for their spring challenge through June 30 and fill out the reading challenge form as an entry into a drawing for a Reader’s Prize Pak. E-books and audiobooks of book club titles are acceptable. All entries must be submitted by June 30. One entry person. This event is for adults.

Coupon Swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during Canfield library hours throughout May to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.

Cleveland really does rock

Learn all about rock and roll and the Cleveland Connection with author Deanna Adams at the Canfield library on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Join the fun as you “experience” this musical history by hearing the recordings and watching videos of such diverse local artists as the Glass Harp, the O’Jays, the James Gang, the Raspberries, Eric Carmen, the Michael Stanley Band, Devo, Chrissie Hynde and others. You’ll also have the opportunity to listen to live music by Davis & McKay.

Scholarship applications now avaialble

Applications for this year’s $1,000 Youngstown State University Scholarship from The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest are available by by contacting Deborah Mottle at The deadline for submission is June 15.

Register for Summer Discovery beginning on May 1

Visit a Mahoning County public library or sign up online on or after May 1 to register for this year’s Summer Discovery Program. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” It will run from May 1 until July 31. Sign up and receive a coupon and Mahoning Valley Scrappers ticket voucher. Children who complete the program have the chance to have breakfast with Marc Brown, author/illustrator of the “Arthur” series. Children can complete activities or read books to earn prizes (while supplies last) and to earn a chance to win a gift card. Children who complete the program by July 22 will be invited to a breakfast event on July 27, sponsored by Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC. Teens and adults can also participate in Summer Discovery by reading books to earn prizes and earn a chance to win a gift card.

Strawberry 5K and Fun Run to benefit food bank

On June 9, Molnar Farms is hosting an inaugural Strawberry 5K and Fun Run through the farm grounds, located at 3115 E. Western Reserve Road in Poland. Proceeds after expenses and all food donations will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The cost for the 5K is $35. The Fun Run is $10. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the Fun Run begins at 10:30 a.m. Runners that sign up for the 5K before May 21 will receive a free race T-shirt. Anyone interested in participating can register at Molnar Farms is also collecting non-perishable food items on race day. Anyone bringing five canned goods will receive 1 quart of strawberries. For more information, contact Molnar Farms at Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America, assists 148 hunger-relief programs in the Tri-County area. In 2017, the Food Bank distributed 10.6 million pounds of food, including more than 3 million pounds of produce. For more information on the Food Bank, visit or call 330-792-5522.

Guided labyrinth walk season begins at The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center

The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center, located at 4280 Shields Road, begins its 2018 Guided Labyrinth Walk season with a walk on April 15 at 2 p.m. This year’s themes celebrate aspects of St. Angela Merici’s introduction to her Counsels. St. Angela founded the Ursuline order in 1535. All persons of faith are invited to participate in these free events. Walks generally take 20 minutes to half an hour. All walks are scheduled weather-permitting. The list of walks is: June 21 at 6:30 p.m. - “Be Confident,” July 19 at 6:30 p.m. - “Risk New Things,” Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. - “Stick with It,” Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. - “Get on Your Knees” and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. - “Expect Big Surprises.” The Ursuline Center Labyrinth is a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and open year-round from dawn to dusk for all persons of faith. There is no cost to use the labyrinth, which is handicapped-accessible and offers ample parking. Printed guides are provided at the Labyrinth’s entrance giving suggestions for following the path, but there is no right or wrong way to experience the sacred walk.

Read around the room

Join the Canfield library in the 2018 Reading Challenge. Read six titles from the book club room for the spring challenge from April 2 until June 30 and fill out the reading challenge form as an entry into a drawing for a reader’s prize pack. E-books and audiobooks of book club titles acceptable. All entries must be submitted by June 30 and the winner will be drawn on July 5. Oone entry per person.

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.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic to be in July

The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 16. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The 18-hole scramble will be followed by lunch and a Chinese auction and raffle. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

The Mahoning Valley Corvettes joins in with Salem car cruise for event

The call to take over The Salem Super cruise, Salem’s largest annual event attracting thousands, was recently answered by The Mahoning Valley Corvettes. The non-profit car club dates back to 1962 including members from every surrounding community and Salem. Many of the club members have enjoyed the Salem Super Cruise and will now partner with the City of Salem to put on the event entering its 14th year. The Salem Super Cruise is open to all cars and trucks, not just Corvettes. Motorcycles are also welcome. The weekend benefits the Second Harvest Foodbank, which feeds many hungry local families. The event will take place June 7-10 and will feature activities, some free, including a parade, car show, food, live bands and more. The Mahoning Valley Corvettes look forward to partnering with the City of Salem to provide a this weekend for the entire family.

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 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.