The personal finance website has complied a lot of interesting statistics on Fourth of

The personal finance website has complied a lot of interesting statistics on Fourth of July celebrations. Here’s a sampling:

v $6.9 Billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on Fourth of July food.

v 150 Million: Number of hot dogs eaten each Fourth of July.

v $1.6+ Billion: Amount we plan to spend on Fourth of July beer and wine.

v $825+ Million: Amount we’re expected to spend on fireworks (68 percent of fireworks injuries occur within a month of July 4).

v $5.4 Million: Value of American flags imported annually (mostly from China).

“Big Brother” (9 p.m., CBS): The season 20 premiere of the reality competition show.

“The Expanse” (9:45 P.M., SYFY): In the season finale, Holden and his allies must stop Ashford and his team from destroying the Ring, and perhaps all of humanity.

“Reverie” (10 p.m., NBC): Monica Shaw (Kathryn Morris) seeks help from the team after a bombing kills dozens of people. Mara (Sarah Shahi) must dive into the mind of a coma victim to try and identify the perpetrator.

TV listings, C5


Comedy group show at Papa’s


The Comedians of Local Interest will present a stand-up comedy show at Papa’s Puerto Rican Foods, 284 12th St., at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Performers will include Carlos Rivera, Tom Smith, Joey Purse, Joey Anastasia, Dan Brady and Evan Mullins.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 (with a one-drink minimum) at the door. Papa’s has a full bar and a menu of Puerto Rican specialties and New York-style pizza.

The Comedians of Local Interest is a Youngstown-based group that gives monthly performances.

YMCA again offers free meals to kids


The New Castle Community YMCA is once again offering free meals to local children this summer. The downtown branch serves as a summer meal program site to provide free lunches to children and teens age 18 and younger. Meals are provided Monday through Friday with lunch available from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and snack available from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The program began June 18 and will continue through Aug. 17. There is no need to pre-register; simply stop by the downtown YMCA branch at 20 W. Washington St. Call 724-658-4766.

Train rides will include live music


Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will present live music train rides with the duo The Vinyls on July 6, July 20 and Aug. 3.

During the two-hour round-trip ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, guests can sing along and play instruments with The Vinyls, who will sing hits from 1930 through today. The train will depart from the Rockside Station in Independence at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Seating is assigned at tables of four. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at any CVSR station or by phone at 800-468-4070, ext. 1. There will be a cash bar. Passengers must be 21.

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