A highlight of the May 20 meeting of Youngstown Lions Club was the presentation of the Rita Merz Memorial Scholarship to Youngstown State University, given in memory of Rita Merz, who had been a member of the Lions Club. The recipient is chosen by members of her family. Presenting the award to Stephanie Baker, left, a graduate of Leetonia High School, are Paul Merz and Jeannie Antol-Watson. The Lions are setting up an endowment so a similar scholarship can be awarded annually.
Added: Thu, May 20, 2010
At a recent meeting of the Youngstown Rotary Club, Bill Johnson, past Austintown Club president and past district governor, portrayed John Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the second U.S. president. As Adams, he recounted the history leading to the formation of the United States and the signing of the Declaration. Johnson is the author of two books about the times and about John Adams.