Showers, high gas prices threaten Memorial Day activities


Gas prices keep going up and there’s a chance for showers and thunderstorms, but there are several events throughout the Mahoning Valley this Memorial Day weekend that honor the true meaning of the holiday – paying tribute to those who died in active military service.

The 46th annual Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremonies in Poland Monday kick off at 10 a.m. traveling down College Street to South Main Street, Riverside Drive and into the Riverside Cemetery.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Mary DeGenaro will be the keynote speaker and Joe Trolio, an Army and Air Force veteran, is the parade’s grand marshal.

Canfield is having its 97th annual Memorial Day Services event at 10 a.m. Monday at the gazebo on the green with Army Col. Matt Kinkead serving as the featured speaker.

Other communities having Memorial Day parades and events including Boardman, Youngstown, North Jackson, Southington and Washingtonville.

For those traveling, you’ll be paying the highest gas prices for the Memorial Day weekend since 2014, according to AAA East Central’s gas price report.

For more on the day's activities, read Friday's Vindicator or

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