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WRITER: J.T. Whitehouse

Poland readies for fall festival

POLAND — The Celebrate Poland Fall Festival will return 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to Poland Village Hall. What took place as a temporary fix to the 2021 Celebrate Poland event now will be an annual event as well, according to Cindy Best from the Celebrate Poland committee. Celebrate Poland marked its 13th year in 2019. It was unknown then what the future would hold, but the pandemic struck early in 2020 ...

Volunteering makes a difference

POLAND — Volunteering is something Yvonne Ford knows all about. She is involved in many nonprofit endeavors as she makes a difference in the Mahoning Valley. Recently, Ford was recognized at a Boardman Park dinner for her efforts by proclamations from Boardman and Poland townships. “The event hosted by the Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League was an evening of celebration with club members from ...

Canfield reviews survey data

CANFIELD — Superintendent Joe Knoll hosted a special “kickoff” meeting Wednesday on the road to putting together a new master plan for the district’s facilities. The bond levy was defeated in May. It would have been a 6.9-mill bond levy spread over 37 years, raising $107,800,000 to build a new elementary and middle school facility on the Red Gate property in Canfield Township. The levy was defeated by ...

Goshen woman makes clean sweep of gravestones to honor veterans

CANFIELD — Carol Check, 72, has found an interesting pastime in cleaning gravestones, mainly markers that date back to the late 1700s and early 1800s. It started as a hobby to improve the look of some local cemeteries. She targeted Old North Cemetery in Canfield recently because of the ties it has to her husband, Thomas Check. Thomas’ grandmother was Josephine Yeager. Her family was among the ...

Help eagles to earn an Eagle award

POLAND — The latest addition to Poland Township Park is an eagle-nesting platform recently installed near the wetlands area on the north end of the park. A Poland Boy Scout chose to help the eagles as his Eagle Award project. Earlier this month, Life-Scout Joey Wrenn, son of Joe and Debra Wrenn, completed the nesting-platform installation. He is a junior at Cardinal Mooney High School and is a member of ...

Boardman Glenwood Junior High reaps grand garden prize

BOARDMAN — A group of students and company representatives gathered Wednesday to celebrate Boardman Glenwood Junior High School winning the grand prize in the Terracycle 2022 Brita and Meijer Recycled Garden Contest. Terracycle is a private, U.S.-based company that takes nonrecycled waste and turns it into material for new products. The company has teamed with Meijer and Brita (The Clorox Co.) to put on ...

Zone changes OK'd in Canfield

CANFIELD — City council approved the rezoned city lots 398 to 407 and 410 to 419 on North Hillside Road from R-1 (residential single family) to R-2 (residential single family). A public hearing took place prior to the regular meeting and the vote, with one resident wanting more information. The zone change for the lots goes back to July 14 and Aug. 8 meetings of the planning and zoning board. That ...

Eight departments fight Beaver blaze

BEAVER — Eight fire departments responded to a Wednesday morning blaze at Bolt Construction Co. at 10422 South Ave., during which 50,000 gallons of water were used. The call came in just before 10 a.m. from a passerby who saw the flames. According to the Bolt Construction web site, the facility works with the petroleum and natural gas industries. Because of the size of the structure, ladder trucks were ...

Tour of historic Poland homes returns

POLAND — For the first time in 20 years, the Poland Historical Society is having its popular Tour of 19th Century Homes. The event kicks off at 10 this morning and will continue until 7 p.m. “We actually wanted to start the tour again in 2019, but COVID hit,” said Poland Historical Society President Laurie Fox. “So we are doing it this year.” The event helps raise funds for the society to ...

Trustees place water, sewer permits on hold

CANFIELD TOWNSHIP — Trustees on Tuesday postponed two motions that would have approved permits for sanitary sewer and water lines for Universal Development, which was planning a development near the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. The motions would have approved or denied sanitary sewer and water main lines to be installed along the township’s right-of-way, but other factors were brought to ...