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Local historian to speak on Cafaro at Kravitz’s Deli

Local author and historian Tom Welsh will talk about his research on William Cafaro for the next William Holmes McGuffey Society program.

Welsh is the author or co-author of four books on local history — “Strouss: Youngstown’s Dependable Store,” “Classic Restaurants of Youngstown,” “A History of Jewish Youngstown and the Steel Valley” and “Closing Chapters: Urban Change, Religious Reform and the Decline of Youngstown’s Catholic Elementary Schools, 1960-2006.”

Cafaro, along with his brother John, founded the Cafaro Corporation, which built malls and plazas across the United States. Welsh’s research is for an upcoming book.

The program starts at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Admission is $5 for McGuffey members and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 330-726-8277.

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