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Mahoning Valley REIA to meet on Oct. 8

The Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association will meet on Oct. 8 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Boardman Park’s Lariccia Family Community Center, located at 375 Canfield Poland Road, for its monthly meeting. The topic will be “The Upsides of a Downturn: Stratagies for Thriving in a Changing Market.” This month’s instructor is Vena Jones-Cox, past president of that National Real Estate Investors Association and 25-year veteran of the investing business. This seminar gives participants the opportunity to look at the local trends, numbers and strategies, and to meet others who are real estate successes in this market. This is a free workshop, courtesy of Mahoning Valley REIA. Non –members are invited to attend two monthly meetings free. Join them on the second Monday of every month. Go to for complete details.

Local consignment store named on top 10 list

Love Thy Curves, plus size consignment boutique in Boardman was named one of Ohio’s top 10 consignment shops by Love Thy Curves was founded in 2014 and the philosophy of Love Thy Curves is simple: create a warm and inviting place to shop in a comfortable place to embrace your curves in a judgement free zone and offer quality clothing at affordable prices. Love Thy Curves is located at 6900 Market St. in Boardman. Love Thy Curves carries sizes 16 and up. For more information or to shop on their online store, visit their website at

Stoneman named National Merit Semifinalist

Alex Stoneman, a senior at Ursuline High School, was recently notified he is a National Merit Semifinalist. Stoneman scored a 1510 out of a possible 1520 on the PSAT last fall. More than 1.6 million juniors throughout the country took the exam. Stoneman scored within the top 1 percent of the juniors who took the test last October. Stoneman is an honor student, where he currently has a 4.60 GPA, is a member of the executive board of student council, is a student ambassador, co-captain of the boys’ golf team, captain of several academic competition teams at Ursuline, a member of Students of Stewardship and is a member of the speech and debate team where he was the state champion in Congressional Debate in 2017 and state runner-up in 2018. He placed 22nd in the country in his debate category at the National Speech and Debate tournament in June. Stoneman is also a member of Attorney General DeWine’s Teen Advisory Board.

Local church hosts trash and treasure sale

Boardman United Methodist Church, located at 6809 Market St. in Boardman, will host a fall trash and treasure sale on Oct. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Oct. 4 will be bargain-bag day, but lunch is available on Wednesday only.

Quarter auction event to take place on Oct. 13

The GFWC/Ohio Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League is hosting its third annual quarter auction on Oct. 13 at Saint Nicholas Social Hall, at 764 Fifth St. in Struthers. The doors open at 5 p.m. and bidding starts at 6 p.m. The event is bring your own food and beverage. No food or beverage will be sold. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets for a lottery wreath and 50/25/25 raffle will be available. The proceeds will benefit local charities. Bring your quarters, friends and have some fun. For more information, call RoseAnn Winner at 330-402-0075. Tickets are also available from league members.

Mooney Class of 1963 to have 55th reunion

The Cardinal Mooney Class of 1963 55th reunion will take place on Oct. 20. The event was planned by the reunion committee based on feedback from the 70th birthday party in 2015. Events include a meeting in the Radius Room of Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park from 1-4 p.m., a Mass at St. Dominic at 5 p.m., a presentation by Mark Oles, President of Cardinal Mooney, and tour at 6:15 p.m. at Cardinal Mooney High School and an evening mixer at 7 p.m. at Stonebridge Grill and Tavern, located at 1497 Boardman Canfield Road. Refreshments will be provided, and a cash bar and dinner is available to purchase from a limited menu. The fest of the activities are included at a cost of $30 per person. Questions can be directed at the following committee members: Rosemary Cuccarese Battaglia (330-788-5505), Fred Hoover (330-758-3025), John Marino (330-533-6386,, Mary Lee McClure (330-750-1924), Perry Ventresco (330-716-5586,, Mary Joyce Deskin (561-578-7910), Barbara Fisher Sloan (330-787-4731) and Eileen Walsh Novotny (330-533-3831).

Friendly Squares Halloween square dance

The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on Oct. 13 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Rex Parker will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cueing the line dances. The theme for the dance is Halloween. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Cider and doughnuts will be served by the refreshment committee. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

Local ABWA chapter to meet

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its Oct. 9 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. The meeting will begin with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu includes roast pork, creamed chicken over biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans with garlic, tossed salad, applesauce, Jell-O and dessert. The cost is $18 and reservations may be made by calling either Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 by Sept. 30. The speaker for the evening will be Kim Hoover, owner and baker of Kim’s Confections on the square in Canfield. The public is welcome.

Myrddin Winery hosts dog rescue event

Join Legacy Dog Rescue and bring your dog for Yappy Hour time at Myrddin Winery on Sept. 29 from 2-6 p.m. For $10 you get three tastings and a glass of Sangria! You can even make it a float (ice cream is an additional charge). For $5, your dog can get his own meal and pup safe drink. Legacy Dog Rescue is a 501c3, all volunteer organizations dedicated to helping dogs of Northeast Ohio. For more information, call Heather at 330-717-0635.

Cardinal Mooney to host seventh- and eighth-grade parent night

Cardinal Mooney High School will host a seventh- and eighth-grade parent night on Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the school auditorium, located at 2545 Erie St, in Youngstown. Prospective families are encouraged to attend to learn about block scheduling, financial assistance and admissions. Current CMHS students and parents will present on the benefits of a Mooney education. This is an all ages event as special seasonal activities will take place in the school gymnasium for children in grades kindergarten through sixth-grade. RSVPs are encouraged but not required and can be made at

Local dancers invited to North Bloomfield event

On Sept. 29 the North Bloomfield Historical Society will host a Western Square Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. No dancing experience is needed. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 330-506-3370.

Tenth annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest

Danielle Scott was a beloved Teen Advisory Board member whom was lost to cancer. The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is sponsoring the 10th annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest to honor Danielle and her love of writing. Teens may enter one poem with a theme of their choice. Entries may be submitted online at or on standard 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper to any public library in Mahoning County Oct. 1-31. If you submit your entry online, make sure you select the writing type (poem) and be sure to include your phone number. Hard copies must be typed. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, grade and school on your entry. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. All entrants must be in grades 7-12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County.

Special for teachers: NEOEA Day

Teachers: Would you like to know how much the library has to offer you and your students? Find out at this workshop on Oct. 12 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Boardman library, hosted by librarians of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. This workshop will be devoted to the 24/7 availability of the library’s database resources and how to use them effectively. Participants will gain a greater understanding of and familiarity with the library as an essential educational resource. Call 330-744-8636, ext. 50063 to reserve your seat. This event is for teachers.

Libraries remain open for holiday

All PLYMC libraries will be open on Columbus Day, Oct. 8.

Prepare for Medicare open enrollment

This program on Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library will cover important options current Medicare beneficiaries will need to know before changing Medicare plans during open enrollment. Register for this event by calling 330-744-8636, or online via the library’s events calendar. This event is for adults.

Gamblers Anonymous meetings

A meeting of Gamblers Anonymous will take place on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman. Another G.A. meeting will take place on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Presbyterian Church, located at 3425 Hopkins Road in Youngstown (Cornersburg). There is no charge for the meetings, although collections are taken up at each meeting to provide for coffee, sugar and creamer, treats and free literature. The average contribution given by members at most meetings is $2. Meetings last about one and a half hours and are both closed meetings, or, you must have suffered from a gambling addiction to attend. The Youngstown-area G.A. groups are friendly and welcoming and established members love to see new members join the fold. They are more than happy to help suffering gamblers and are knowledgeable about how to stay clean from this dreadful disease.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Boardman library on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. This is a holiday program and children may attend in costume. This event is for children who are ages 2-3.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for kindergarten through play at the Boardman library on Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. Read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. This event is for ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult to this one hour program.

Bonding with babies and books

This event 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, at the Boardman library every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Boardman library on Oct. 3, 10 and 24 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.

Pumpkin patch night owl stories

This event, which takes place at the Boardman library on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., will feature fall stories and a craft for children ages 4-5. Preschoolers must attend with an adult to this 30-minute story time.

Lego my library

Meet at the Boardman library on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Chaney alumni to celebrate 80th birthdays at luncheon

The Chaney High School Class of 1956 will meet for a luncheon on Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Davidson’s Restaurant, located on State Route 62 in Cornersburg, Meals will be ordered from the menu. Spouses and friends are welcome. Come and socialize and celebrate your 80th birthday. For more information, call Larry Probert at 330-799-1204.

Teen Advisory Board

Help plan and support teen activities at the library by attending the next TAB meeting on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Reader’s Choice book club

Discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann at the next meeting of the Reader’s Choice book club on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. They will preview November’s book, “The Dry” by Jane Harper. This event is for adults.

Blood pressure screening

There will be a blood pressure screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library Oct. 1 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Friends of the Boardman Library to meet

There will be a Friends of the Boardman Library meeting and presentation on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library. This presentation will be “The Wizard of Oz by the Wicked Witch of the West,” presented by Carol Weakland.

Retiring your flag

During the month of September, Shepherd of the Valley is taking in tired, torn and faded American flags that need to be retired. Most flags are not retired and burned with the ceremony they deserve. Some are burned in a barrel; some in a pile on the ground; others are cremated at a funeral home. Shepherd of the Valley wants to change this. Flags can be dropped off at any Shepherd of the Valley community between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Drop-off hours for the corporate offices are 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Flags will be delivered to a local veteran’s group for proper disposal. For more information, contact the nearest Shepherd of the Valley community at Boardman - 7148 West Boulevard - 330-726-9061, Poland - 301 W. Western Reserve Road - 330-726-7110 and Corporate Office/At Home With Shepherd - 5525 Silica Road in Austintown - 330-530-4038.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Oct. 30 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). This event is for adults.

Valley Legacy Awards 2018 nominees announced

Nominees were recently announced for the 2018 Valley Legacy Awards. Now in its 14th year, the annual event honors civic-minded seniors and senior advocates for their contributions to the Mahoning Valley. The 22 nominees will be recognized and the Valley Legacy Awards presented to the winning Outstanding Seniors and Outstanding Advocates at a luncheon on Oct. 10. Those nominated by members of the community are: Outstanding Senior Award for Professional Excellence - Elder George Dial (Austintown), Stephana Liptak (Poland), Rich Morgan (Boardman) and Outstanding Senior Advocate - Laurie Antunze and Molly (Boardman). The Valley Legacy Awards luncheon will take place on Oct. 10 at The Maronite Center, located at 1555 S Meridian Road in Youngstown. Tickets are $30 and the public is invited. For tickets or more information, call June Jagunic at 330-530-4038, ext. 2050 or visit

Akron Children’s Hero Patients inspire Akron Marathon runners

When the going gets tough for runners in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron marathon, half marathon and team relay presented by FirstEnergy on Sept. 29, they can find inspiration in the faces of this year’s featured Hero Patients from Akron Children’s Hospital. For the third year, more than a dozen patients were selected to represent the hospital as part of its role as the title beneficiary of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series. The patients, who inspire with their stories of triumph over medical challenges, will cheer runners and walkers along the course. The patients will be featured in “hero zones” along the 26.2 mile route. Heroes will be accompanied by their parents, siblings and, in some cases, classmates, medical providers and friends at their zones, as well as representatives of the zone’s sponsors. For more information about these hero patients and their stories, go to Registration is still open for in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron marathon, half marathon and team relay presented by FirstEnergy on Sept. 29, and volunteers are always needed. For more information, go to

Night market to begin in June

The Mission Night Market inaugural year festivities will occur at the Huntington Place plaza, located at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman, on the second Friday of every month June through October, from 6-10 p.m. Thes last remaining date is Oct. 12. Proceeds to benefit Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. Vendors spots are available for $50 per 10 by 10 tent space and $100 for food trucks and the several 10 by 20 tent spaces. However, participation is by application process. MNM Committee limits the overall number and type of vendors for each event and vendors must be approved to participate. Applications are available at For more information, call 234-254-0170.

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 1451 Churchill Hubbard Road 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.

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