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Friday, January 11, 2019

Historical society to have meeting on Jan. 12

The Boardman Historical Society invites its members and the public to its monthly speakers’ series with the next lecture taking place at 10 a.m. on Jan. 12. This month only, the event will take place in a special location—the historic St. James Meeting House in Boardman Park. The speaker will be Dan Slagle, who will give a presentation on “Boardman Park.” His lecture is free to the public. Reservations are not required but are suggested, and can be made by calling Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651. The Boardman Historical Society meets on the second Saturday of each month from September through May at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library for a lecture on some aspect of local history. Visitors, new members and guests are welcome.

Master Park celebrates business anniversary

Master Park is celebrating his 35th year of Master Park Martial Arts International in the area and more than 50 years of martial arts program training. To celebrate, Master Park is offering as a special pilot program for selected local students and corporations. For more information, contact Master Park at 330-965-9000 or visit

Summit Jammers to play Memories of a Lifetime for historical society

A polka party, with music by the former Kuzman’s polka band, Summit Jammers, will take place at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, locaed at 3135 Belmont Avenue in Liberty, on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Boardman William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society. The program is open to the public. Member admission is $5. Non-member admission is $6. Refreshments will be served and a 50/50 raffle will take place, to benefit the society’s education mission. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins admitted, based upon seat availability. WHMHS is now conducting a membership drive, with membership available to the public. Membership levels include individual, family, organization, business, patron and lifetime. Members have the opportunities to participate in a school based literacy program, the annual McGuffey Founder’s Day/Pioneer Award program and the monthly public programs’ committees. To make reservations or for more information, contact Richard S. Scarsella, WHMHS chairman, at 330-726-8277.

Friends of Boardman Library meeting and presentation

“Let’s Talk Craft Beer” with the Mahoning Valley Flight Crew at the Friends of the Boardman library meeting on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. A meeting precedes the presentation. The public is invited to attend

Local doctor now offering Trigger Point Dry Needling therapy

Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc, with locations in Boardman, Hubbard and Kinsman, recently announced that Dr. Murphy Crum has now completed post graduate education certifying him to perform Trigger Point Dry Needling on his patients. As a chiropractor with more than 40 years of experience in the Mahoning Valley, Dr. Crum can now provide patients with Trigger Point Dry Needling, a treatment used to treat muscular tension and spasms which commonly arise from injuries, joint dysfunction or chronic conditions like arthritis and disc disease.

Library receives ‘Mental Health First Aid’ grant

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has received a grant for $4,999 for Mental Health First Aid training. The grant is from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and awarded by the State Library of Ohio, under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). With this grant, library employees and participants from the public will be trained to assist people showing signs of behaviors associated with mental health issues or addiction and connect them to professional services to address their needs. The grant provides for training in two areas, youth and adult, and aims to educate 100 people interested in this type of specialized instruction. There will be two Adult Mental Health First Aid training sessions and two Youth Mental Health First Aid training sessions at PLYMC libraries. Those sessions will be scheduled in the coming months. The library is partnering with the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board and Alta Care Group, which will provide instructors.

Holiday closings

All Mahoning County libraries will be closed on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Gamblers Anonymous meetings

If you or someone you love has a gambling addiction, Gamblers Anonymous, the only known remedy for arresting such an illness, may be able to help. 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 Sundays at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Presbyterian Church, located at 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 1.5 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 disease.

Cardinal Mooney hosts 27th annual “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner

On Feb. 17, Cardinal Mooney High School will host its 27th annual “Athletic Hall of Fame” dinner at the Lake Club, located at 1140 Paulin Road in Poland. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A dinner buffet will begin at 6:45 p.m. with the induction ceremony set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, with a table of eight for $600. All proceeds go directly to the Ron Stoops Scholarship Fund, which has been established by the Stoops family to provide tuition scholarships for students who attend Cardinal Mooney. This class of inductees includes Anthony “Toner” Barone, Joe Cerni, John D’Apolito, Aieshya Dixon, Katie Duracky, Walter Fyda, Greg Iaderosa, Curtis Ingram, Danielle Kepics, Ken Kraft, Bryan Lyons, Chuck Saulino, Bill Scott, Alex Simon and Val Zajac. To reserve your tickets, visit by Feb. 9 or call the Cardinal Mooney Development Office at 330788-5113. If you are unable to attend the dinner but would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can do so by mailing your donation to the Ron Stoops Scholarship Fund, c/o Cardinal Mooney High School, 2545 Erie St., Youngstown, Ohio 44507.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Boardman library on Jan. 23 and 30 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books

This event, which will take place on Jan. 15, 22 and 29 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library, 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.

Playtime at your library

Read a story at the Boardman library on Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. This event is for children who are ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lego my library

Meet at the Boardman library on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.

Apprentice’s inn

Join the Boardman library’s beginners Dungeons and Dragons club on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and take part in a new adventure. Now is a great time to build a new character at the start of the library’s third campaign. Go on dangerous quests with daring fights and hopefully you roll a D20 to save the day. Refreshments and snacks are provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

‘I Read YA’ book club

This event is for adult fans of young adult (YA) literature who are ages 18 and older. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss. On Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library, they will be discussing “A Madness so Discreet” by Mindy McGinnis. This event is for adults.

Reader’s Choice book club

This book club will discuss “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” by Brad Ricca on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. They will preview February’s book, “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. This event is for adults.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at

Kindergarten readiness stations

Kindergarten readiness stations are in every Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County library branch and feature fun activities for you and your preschool child to complete together. For the month of January, the stations focus on social and emotional development, which is about learning how to manage feelings, manage friendships and solve problems. Before kindergarten, children should be able to recognize and identify their own emotions and the emotions of others. They should also be able to communicate a range of emotions in socially accepted ways. The kindergarten readiness stations offer fun activities to build these skills. Working on these skills now will help children be successful in their interactions with teachers and classmates when they get to school. Stop by any branch to try out our new kindergarten readiness stations and help your child build these important skills.

Friendly Squares January square dance

The Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on Jan. 12 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State Street in Niles. Neil Harner will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will be cuing line dances. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.

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 4:30 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 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.