Seniors will be honored at breakfast

Seniors will be honored at breakfast


Local students will be honored at a breakfast at 9 a.m. Friday at A La Cart Catering. The students are recipients of the J.L. Francis Scholarship, First Place Community Fund.

Twenty-two students, one from each public high school in Mahoning County, as well as Choffin Career Center, Ursuline and Cardinal Mooney, will receive $1,000 college scholarships.

The recipients have met the grade-point-average requirements and have demonstrated a commitment to their schools and communities through volunteer service and involvement during their high school years.

The J.L. Francis Scholarship was established in honor of Jeffery L. Francis, former chief operating officer of First Place Bank and executive vice president and CEO of First Place Financial Corp., who lost the battle with ALS in 2005. His hard work and dedication inspired the creation of the scholarship.

Church to host lunch and sale


Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., will host a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A pulled-pork lunch and bake sale also will take place Saturday to support Good Grief Camp at Camp Frederick. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Good Grief Camp is designed for youth age 8 to 15 that have experienced the loss of a loved one, at no cost to the youth or their families.

For information about the camp or to pre-order dinner tickets, call the church office at 330-549-2406.

Museum to host lecture


The National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave., will host its Coffee & Donut educational seminar, “The Packards of Ohio: Pioneers of Transportation” at noon Saturday.

Participants will learn about five generations of Packards and their lasting impact on transportation, from Indian paths to railroads and automobiles to airplanes.

The seminar is open to the public and free with paid admission to the museum. Guests are encouraged to experience the museum’s 18th annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit presenting “The Motor” that runs through May 20.

The exhibit traces the evolution of the motorcycle engine, which dates back to 1885 Germany. Visit for information.

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