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Seeing Eye: WWII presentation set in Canfield

HISTORIAN TO SPEAK: Local historian David Frank will speak on the Remagen Bridge when he addresses the World War II Heritage Group on Feb. 17 at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield. The talk will be preceded by a buffet dinner costing $14 per person at 6:15 p.m., with reservations due by Thursday through the speaker, 330-757-0515.

The capture of the bridge on March 7, 1945, changed the strategy of both the German and Allied forces. The action was small relative to the major battles waged, but dramatic in the life and death stakes to the soldiers involved and the future impact on the war. Being able to cross the bridge gave Allied forces a leap on their plan to defeat Germany and end the war.

Frank has been the president of both the Civil War Roundtable and World War II Roundtable and works for both groups. He is also a re-enactor in groups for both wars.

SACRED HEART 1959: Sacred Heart School Class of 1959 will meet for lunch 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Thanos Family Restaurant, 6620 Tippecanoe Road, Canfield. For directions, call the restaurant at 330-702-0300. Guests and others who attended Sacred Heart School are welcome.

CAMPBELL 1963: Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1963 will meet for lunch noon Wednesday at The Diamond Bar & Grill, 97 Robinson Road, Campbell. Guests are welcome.

CHANEY 1959: Chaney High School Class of 1959 will meet for its monthly breakfast 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson’s Restaurant in Cornersburg. Spouses and guest are welcome.

MATH COUNTS: MathCounts for seventh and eighth grades will take place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.

The event is a national math enrichment competition that increases enthusiasm for middle school math. The program provides a challenging forum for math achievement and recognizes students for their accomplishments.

HISTORICAL PROGRAM: The Poland Historical Society will hold a program 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Little Red School House, 4514 Center Road. The program is on Western Reserve architecture with architect Bob Mastriana.

TODAY

•Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio Free and Accepted Masons, Covenant Lodge 59 — 7 p.m. at the lodge, 336 W. Wood St., Youngstown. 330-759-7274.

• TOPS Ohio 327 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) — 5:45 p.m. at Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Weigh-in: 5 p.m. Call 330-509-3002.

•TOPS Ohio 698, Girard — weigh-in 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 140 E. Broadway Ave., Girard. 330-545-4770 or 330-534-2618.

• Youngstown Executive Toastmasters — 6:45 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley, 301 Western Reserve Road, Boardman. www.speakingclub.org.

•Youngstown Toastmasters Executive 408 — 6:40 p.m., Adamas Square, 8131 Market St., Boardman.

• Monday Night Miracles — 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

• Ostomy Support Group — 6 to 7 p.m. Salem Regional Medical Center’s private dining room. Pre-registration requested. Call nurse Tashia Watkins, 330-332-7607.

Anyone with items for Seeing Eye should call 330-841-1738; email Society@tribtoday.com; mail or drop off information at the Tribune Chronicle.

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