SOCIETY DIGEST March 29, 2018

Lepper Library to host events in April


Lepper Library, 303 E. Lincoln Way, will offer the following programs: There will be one-on-one computer help available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday in April. On Monday at 6 p.m., participants will be able to paint a flower pot with supplies provided. At 6 p.m. April 5, Mystery Book Club will take place featuring author John Connolly, and April 7 at 1 p.m. there will be a writer’s group. Call 330-424-3117 to register for any or all events.

Restaurants to raise funds for hospital


Boardman restaurants will be participating in Miracle Meals fundraisers to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. Chipotle Mexican Grill and BJ’s Brewhouse will be donating a percentage of sales on select days in April. Customers need to present an event flyer at the restaurant in order for the hospital to be eligible for the donation. Chipotle Mexican Grill, 525 Boardman-Poland Road will participate from 4 to 8 p.m. April 7. BJ’s Brewhouse, 7327 Market St., will participate from 1 to 11 p.m. April 12. To download the flyers, vist and Contact Sarah Podolan, development assistant, at or 330-746-8714 for information.

YSU to host STEM workshop, lecture


Youngstown State University will host its 21st annual Edward W. Powers Women in STEM career workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The workshop is designed to expose young women in grades 6 through 12 to career opportunities in STEM. Parents can receive college planning and financial aid information and take campus tours while their daughters participate in the workshop. Registration must be submitted by April 11. The workshop and lunch are free. Information about the workshop and online registration may be found at The STEM lecture will be at noon April 13 in room 3022, Ward Beecher. Dr. Bargonetti will discuss “The Molecular Choreography of Mutant p53 and MDM2 Proteins in Breast Cancer.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Information on the career day or the STEM lecture can be found at or by contacting Dr. Diana Fagan at 330-941-1554, or

Teacher of the Month recognized


Will Franklin, teacher at East Palestine Middle School, recently was honored as Teacher of the Month for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program.

Franklin works with students in grade five through eighth and teaches physical education, fitness for life, weight training and health education. He also coaches football and basketball.

For information about the program and for nomination forms, visit

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