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WRITER: J.T. Whitehouse

Pandemic won’t stop food pantry

CANFIELD — Canfield’s Operation Blessing has a by-the-numbers approach to feeding families year-round, but 2020 is different from its past three decades. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to a new approach, with less help, and some people who may be in need are leery of venturing out. The organization had its pre-Thanksgiving food giveaway on Thursday, and more than 100 families and individuals ...

Capturing ‘Pandemic Problems’

YOUNGSTOWN — Anna Pugh’s art captures the feel of 2020 and the problems society faces with so much happening. Pugh, of Canfield, is a junior interdisciplinary studio art major at Youngstown State University. Her latest work “Pandemic Problems” was displayed this month at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall. Anna, daughter of Darrell and Julie Pugh of Canfield, is a 2018 Canfield High ...

Career soldier retires after 30 years of military service

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last in a series published each Monday between Memorial Day and Veterans Day honoring local veterans. CANFIELD — Charles M. Coleman put in 30 years of serving the nation and training young men to do the same. Now retired from the military and civilian work force, Coleman continues to serve veterans and the community as a member of the American Legion Post 177. Coleman grew up ...

Curator digs where life goes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of a series of Saturday profiles of area residents and their stories. To suggest a profile, contact features editor Burton Cole at bcole@tribtoday.com or metro editor Marly Kosinski at mkosinski@tribtoday.com CANFIELD — Laura Zeh-Vazquez, curator of the Canfield Historical Society’s Bond House, has no regrets about where her life has taken her. The combination of educator and ...

Local Scout earns Eagle for display case

CANFIELD — John Michael Heino’s Eagle Scout project involved planning, designing and constructing a display case / book stand for the city. The project will hold historic documents, records and artifacts such as the Tree City award plaques. “I came up with the idea of the display case after talking to Mayor (Richard) Duffett and Wade Calhoun, the city manager,” Heino, 17, said. “I received a list ...

Sebring voting on charter change

When the Sebring village manager’s position came open last year, no one had any idea that it would remain unfilled for close to a year. Village council dealt with a slim list of applicants and then COVID-19 hit. “This was not anticipated,” said Jack Haney, interim village manager. “With COVID-19, it was even harder to get applicants.” The present requirements for a village manager state the ...

Saddle up

Sarah E. Coleman, a 1998 Canfield High School graduate, is the new Kentucky Horse Council executive director — a fitting position for a woman who at a young age devoted herself to horses. “We started Sarah on riding lessons at age 6,” said her father, Charles Coleman, of Canfield. “It was my wife Holly’s idea. Holly grew up on a farm in Chagrin Falls that had all sorts of animals. “I, on the ...

Trustees OK Deer Spring Run speed limit

CANFIELD — Canfield Township trustees unanimously approved posting Deer Spring Run as a 25 mile-per-hour zone. The move came this week after several requests by residents in that area. Speed reductions for other streets could follow later. “I had three calls on speed limits on Deer Spring Run,” said zoning inspector Traci DeCapua. She said right now there are no speed limit signs on the road, which ...

Poland village looks for ways to spend virus funds

POLAND — Village council is talking about things that could be done with the $85,693 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds it will be receiving. Councilman Sam Moffie recently suggested holding a food giveaway. He said the funds could purchase food and local churches could help as giveaway locations. “It would help anyone in need,” Moffie said. Another idea was to use the funds ...

Rally to support police slated in Canfield on Saturday

CANFIELD — The Village Green in Canfield will be host 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday to “Back the Blue.” The event is the brainchild of Christine Oliver, who felt it’s time to get behind those who wear the blue uniform. “I have been watching what is going on around our country, and I feel that law enforcement is not feeling the support they deserve,” she said. The event will kick off with the ...