The Salem Historical Society will host Underground Railroad tours using the Quakertown Trolley, above at the home of Joel McMillan, which is one of the stops on the tour. The next tours are July 15, Aug. 10 and 11, Sept. 22 and 30, and Oct. 13 and 27. The cost is $10 per person, and reservations are required. Call 330-337-3035. The tours will start at the Salem Historical Society, 208 South Broadway Ave., and Jeanne Martinelli will discuss Salem’s anti-slavery movement. Dressed as a Salem Quaker, Martinelli will talk about life in 1856 and show more than 100 slides of abolitionists and Salem homes that were on the Underground Railroad. Those attending will gain a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem before the Civil War.
Added: Sat, August 22, 2009
The 2012 Western Reserve High School softball team recently participated in its third annual service league project. With the help of family and friends, the girls collected more than 90 items to donate to the Animal Charity of Mahoning County on Market Street in Boardman. Coach Stephanie Wallace supervised the project. Other 2012 coaches are: Laura Amero, Stephanie Wallace, Jen Paris and Gene Bogden.
Added: Mon, July 2, 2012
Nadya Stratton of Boardman tries to make a putt on the 16th hole at a Greatest Junior Golfer of the Valley qualifier on June 9 at Mohawk Trails in New Castle. Diamond Backs will host the girls in another qualifier this morning.
A.J. Sabino of Kent works on a drawing from the cartoon “Adventure Time” during Sunday’s All Americon 2012 event at the Comfort Inn in Warren.
Rich Krikorian, crew chief and mechanic for B-17 tours, stabilizes himself as the plane descends and lands.
Sgt. Michael Burke of Boardman holds his two children, Maddisen, 5, and Landon, 4, after returning home from a yearlong tour in Kuwait.
Volunteers helped North Side resident and pet owner Rik Blake clean up his property despite brisk winds and low
Lowellville resident Paul Williams takes a nap outside the St. Vincent DePaul Society’s dining hall in Youngstown. Williams was homeless for several years until he began volunteering at the dining hall, which he’s done for over five years now. He takes inventory, serves food and completes various other odd jobs. “I love serving people,” he said.
Children from the Plaza View Apartments community cool off in water shot from the hose of Engine 12 of the Youngstown Fire Department. The firefighters came out to teach the kids not to be afraid of the firetrucks
they see on a daily basis. City Youth director Andrea Mahone runs summer activities for the children in the apartment complex, which is the only public housing in the city without a youth center. Mahone said the
program, called “Increase the Peace,” was implemented into the community to “make them respect and love the city of Youngstown.”
Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Bishop attends a Pearl Harbor observance at Amvets Post 44 in Struthers.
Dennis Ray, 50, of Browning Avenue, Youngstown, surrenders to police on East Dewey Avenue after avoiding capture for more than 24 hours. He was charged with discharging weapons in the city, inducing panic and illegal possession of a dangerous weapon.
Shepherd of the Valley residents Bill and Molly Gale celebrated 72 years as husband and wife in June. Molly, 91, said Bill, 92, is the best husband anyone could want. After living in Florida for most of their adult life, the couple moved back to Niles, where they grew up, to be closer to their daughter and her family.
Paul Speero of Boardman fills up his truck with diesel fuel priced at $3.49 at the Travel Center of America at Interstate 80 and state Route 46 in Austintown.
Cleveland Indians’ Lou Marson, right, safely steals second during the fourth inning of Sunday’s game as Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts applies a late tag in Baltimore. The Indians won 6-2.
Firefighter Scot Murray of Boardman washes a firetruck at the Boardman Fire Department. The firefighters are
taking extra care to prepare for the busy holiday weekend. Firefighters say the region’s dry conditions and use of
fireworks can bring disastrous results.