Rotary hosts students who attended Sojourn
At a recent gathering of Austintown Rotary, Ron Carroll, president, welcomed guests, from left, Penny Wells, retired Youngstown teacher, and Michelle Morgan from East High School and Sarina Chatman from Chaney High School. Last year, they participated in Sojourn to the Past that takes students to visit Civil Rights sites in the South and students receive social studies credit. Rotarian Jerry Haber introduced the guests. Rotary will sponsor a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the Maronite Center in Youngstown. The reverse raffle event will include dinner, dancing, basket auction and chance to win $2,000 in cash prizes. For tickets, contact any Rotary member or Deanna Spirko at 330-545-1550.
Added: Mon, January 14, 2013
Shepherd of the Valley celebrates Operation Santa Paws
Shepherd of the Valley Poland (SOV) collected cat and dog food, treats, beds, blankets, cleaning supplies and toys during the holiday season for Operation Santa Paws, a drive to benefit area animals. A donation for Alchemy Acres was received by Steve Sacco, left, holding Chanel; Katie Sacco with Palamino; Paula Blakeman, SOV Poland activity director and Santa Paws organizer, with Roxie; and Julie Sacco. In back is Donnie Fatou, a materials management clerk for SOV.
Added: Wed, December 19, 2012
Rotary helps expand kids’ vocabulary
SunAmerica Financial Group made a donation to Struthers Rotary of $7,500 on behalf of Rotarian and Sun America employee Tom Baringer. With this donation and contributions from other club members, the Rotary was able to apply for a literacy grant. The grant has allowed the Rotary to donate dictionaries to third- and fourth-graders in Struthers, St. Nicholas, Lowellville and Campbell. Also for each school, a donation of atlases, fourth-grade thesauruses, encyclopedia dictionaries, Spanish/English dictionaries and dictionary/animal gazetteers were made available to students. Pictured are Rotarians Marge Diorio, front left, Tom Baringer, Mike Evanson and Paul Paris with third- and fourth-grade students from Struthers Elementary and some of their donated books.
Added: Mon, January 28, 2013
LaBrae junior Peyton Aldridge has honed his game in the off season by playing with one of Ohio’s top AAU teams
— one of the keys to competing with the state’s best.
QB Smith handles backup role with class
President William McKinley’s 170th Birthday Celebration in Poland will include a wreath hanging at the white picket fence at the Home Savings and Loan parking lot, where McKinley’s house used to stand.
The sign at Zion Lutheran Church in New Middletown advertises the January meal; future meals, which are open to all, are planned the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Cedar’ s Lounge, the legendary Youngstown rock club, ends its 38-year run at its downtown Youngstown location this week. It will be moving into this property at 706 Steel St. on the West Side. Owners hope the new location is open by late next month.