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WEST BRANCH HOLDS FACEBOOK EVENT: The West Branch Local School District invites the community to view a Facebook Live event at 6 p.m. Tuesday. School officials indicate the purpose of the event is to give the community an update on the planning for the 2020-21 school year. Community members can tune into the livestream by visiting the official West Branch Local School District Facebook page. The district facebook link is: https://www.facebook .com/WBLSD/

The event allows the district to continue the process of consolidation for the upcoming school year and share information about the school community.

Community members and parents are encouraged to use a survey form found at: https://www.surveymonkey. com/r/G8ZSW3V to post questions prior to the event. Superintendent Tim Saxton and members of the Board of Education will answer community questions during the livestream.

OFFICE CHANGES: The Mahoning County Treasurer’s office and the Mahoning County Land Bank offices will remain closed to the general public until further notice. Staff will continue performing duties essential to the operation of the offices other than those requiring personal contact. Beginning Monday, and until further notice, the treasurer’s office will not be available after 2 p.m. The Mahoning County LandBank is closed and available by appointment only. Inquiries should be directed to the treasurer’s office 330-740-2460 and mahoningcountyoh.gov or LandBank 330-259-1040 and mahoning landbank.com.

AARP MEETING CANCELED: The Canfield AARP No. 3104 has canceled the April 6 meeting.

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OHIOMEANSJOBS OPEN ON PHONE /I NTERNET: OhioMeansJobs Centers in Mahoning and Columbiana counties, and Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association will continue to provide many services via phone and internet while the facilities are closed to the public.

Those filing for unemployment benefits should visit unemployment.ohio.gov or call 1-877-644-6562. Instruction and related materials are available at that site.

Instruction on the application process, along with other employment and training services are available by calling the OhioMeansJobs centers 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OhioMeansJobs Mahoning County 330-965-1787, Ext. 0

OhioMeansJobs Columbiana County 330-420-9675, Ext. 0

Additional information can be accessed at the local area’s website through: ohiomeansjobs.com/mahoning; ohiomeansjobs.com/


Job postings and other resources for job seekers and businesses can be found at the state’s website www.OhioMeansJobs.com.

VIDEO-BASED APPOINTMENTS: Valley Counseling Services will continue providing mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the governor’s stay-at-home order. Most services will be phone-based or video-based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead they will receive therapy, case management, nursing, and psychiatry services in the safety of their home. VCS staff will contact anyone with an existing appointment to make the necessary arrangements for their telehealth appointment.

VCS is accepting new clients at our offices located throughout Trumbull, Mahoning and Portage counties. For residents needing extra support to assist with their anxiety, depression or other mental health related concerns, call and schedule a same-day appointment. Visit vcs.fcs serves.org or call 330-399-6451.

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NURSING RESCHEDULE: Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing Alumni Association will be rescheduling its banquet to the fall and canceling the April banquet. Call Ann 330-277-3848 or the school for additional information, 330-332-8940.

LIBERTY POSTPONED: The Liberty High School Alumni classes of 1962 to 1972 are postponing the May 30 social night for classmates until next year. For information, contact Gary Heffner at 330-799-4282; Linda Saul at 330-307-4188; or John Deniro at 330-519-8908.

STRUTHERS 1954: Due to concerns for senior classmates, Struthers High School Class of 1954 will not meet for its monthly breakfast April 11.

SENIORS CANCEL: The April 3 meeting of the Lowellville Senior Citizens has been canceled. Watch for further announcements on upcoming meetings.

COURSE CLOSED: The Mill Creek Golf Course located at 1 West Golf Drive, Boardman, will be closed to the public through April 5 due to Ohio’s “stay at home” order in an effort to help control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The facility and course will reopen for business at a later date as new developments are announced by the governor.

NARFE CANCELS: The April 8 meeting of National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 14 is canceled. For information, contact Nancy at 330-953-0077.

Events rescheduled

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MARKET DAY CHANGED: Youth Market Day at the Eastwood Mall has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16.

Michele Merkel, president of Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley, stated, “The decision was made in the best interest of our community to postpone and reschedule. This will allow our youth additional time to work on their business and increase community participation the day of the event.”

BEER AND WINTER TASTE POSTPONED: The Grocer’s Association’s 15th annual beer and wine tasting originally scheduled for Saturday will be rescheduled to 6 to 9 p.m. on May 29 at Stambaugh Auditorium. Tickets and sponsorships will still be honored.

STRUTHERS 1954: Struthers High School Class of 1954 will meet for its monthly breakfast 10 a.m. Saturday at What’s Cooking Restaurant in Boardman.

DECORATION REMOVAL: Belmont Park Cemetery is asking residents to remove all Christmas and artificial decorations from the cemetery by Sunday.

CHAPTER TO MEET: The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold a meeting 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church Ministry Building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. The program will be “FamilySearch,” presented by Yolanda Van Dyne.

URSULINE 1968: Ursuline High School Class of 1968 will hold its 70th birthday weekend July 17 and 18. A Friday night picnic will be at St. Maron’s pavilion, with golf on Saturday, a Mass at St. Charles Church, and dinner at the Holiday Inn-Boardman.

For reservations and information, contact Ginny O’Toole Shuba at theshubas@aol.com.

REIKI GIVING: The Unity Spiritual Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty, plans to host an Ongoing Metaphysics session “Reiki, Give and Receive” 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called “energy healing.” Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is said to encourage emotional or physical healing.

Classes are free but love offerings or donations will be accepted. For information, call 330-539-0122.

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FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER: The Michael “Mickey” Soroka Charitable Foundation is hosting its ninth annual Stacks for Soroka benefit, which will include a bake sale, 50-50 raffle and basket auction, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph the Provider Church, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell. All proceeds will benefit the Mickey Soroka Charitable Foundation and the children of Campbell City Schools.

To learn more about Mick and the foundation, visit the Michael Mickey Soroka Foundation website at www. sorokafoundation.org; on Facebook at www.facebook .com/sorokafoundation or read the Alumni Spotlight article at www.campbell.k12. oh.us/alumniNewsArticle.aspx?artID=9.

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

INSPIRING MINDS GALA: The 14th annual Inspiring Minds fundraising gala will be 4 to 7 p.m. March 21 at the Metroplex Expo Center in Liberty. This year’s theme is “The Success Tour,” which takes guests through the different paths Inspiring Minds’ students and graduates take to live out their dreams.

For information, tickets and sponsorships opportunities, visit IMgala.org.

SOME BUNNY-HOP: The nonprofit organization F5RS Bunnies in Baskets will hold its new Read to SomeBunny — Hop into Literacy program 4 p.m. March 17 at the East Palestine Library.

Children kindergarten to 12 years old are invited to read aloud to a registered, certified therapy bunny and adopt a Ty Beanie Baby bunny to read to at home.

Call the East Palestine Library to register at 330-426-3778. Contact F5RS at f5rescue@yahoo.com or F5RS.org.

SOUTH 1965: South High School Class of 1965 will hold its monthly luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Davidson’s Restaurant in Cornersburg. All classmates, family and friends are welcome.


• Tuesday Morning Recovery — 10:30 a.m., Meridian Place, 1184 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

• Youngstown Area Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — 6:30 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church, 323 Wick St., Youngstown. 330-747-2696 or email Pflagy@gay.com.

• Food Addicts Anonymous — 7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown. Call 330-793-1599.

• Helping Hands Closet — nearly new clothing, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road.

• Girard Liberty Rotary Club — 6 p.m. at Amen Corner in Girard. Andy at 330-716-4523.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM: The Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., will hold a St. Patrick’s Day holiday program 11 a.m. Saturday for children of all ages. There will be games, stories, crafts and snacks in the large meeting room.

BLOOD DRIVES: The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Poland Library large meeting room and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Austintown Library large meeting room.

For appointments, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit www.RedCrossBlood .org.

CHAPTER TO MEET: The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold a meeting 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church Ministry Building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. The program will be “FamilySearch,” presented by Yolanda Van Dyne.

SOCIETY PROGRAM: The Boardman Historical Society will meet 10 a.m. March 14 at the Boardman Library. The speaker will be Todd Franko, former Vindicator managing editor. He will speak on “Journalism: Past, Present and Future.”

He became the managing editor of the Vindicator in 2007 and remained there until the paper closed in August 2019. At the event, he will share some experiences and insight that he has gained after more than 30 years as a journalist.

The Boardman Historical Society will meet 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the library for a lecture on some aspect of local history or a topic of local interest. Visitors, new members and guests are welcome.

HIBERNIANS TO MEET: Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians Joseph T. Nalley Sr. Mahoning County Division 6 will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Mass and luncheon honoring the 2020 AOH Irish Man of the Year Terry McCarthy and the 2020 LAOH Irish Woman of the Year Maureen Coughlin 10:30 a.m. March 14 at St. Patrick’s Church, 1410 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown.

The luncheon is at noon. The Mass is open to the public. Tickets are required for the luncheon at the cost of $25 each. Tickets are available for pre-sale by contacting Ray Kelly IV at 330-565-3158 or Mark Klacik at 330-550-4469. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.


• TOPS 1237, Austintown — (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets 5:15 p.m., Venture Church of the CMA, 250 Idaho Road. Weigh-in: 4:45 p.m. Guests are welcome. Call 330-758-4923.

• TOPS 1497, Youngstown — (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 9:30 a.m., St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. The first meeting is free and guests are welcome. Call 330-974-8450.

• Round Table Woodcarvers — 9 a.m. at the Ohio Living Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. For information, call 330-792-4355.

• Boardman Lions Club — Visit boardmanlions.com or Facebook.

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EXPLORE CHOFFIN: Choffin Career and Technical Center, 200 E. Wood St., Youngstown, will host an open house 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 207 showcasing its revamped media arts program and newly built production studio.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see students in action as well as meet the construction technology students who built the new studio.

HEALTH EXPO: A Health and Black Business Expo will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Gateway Community College, 101 E. Federal St., Youngstown.

“The Trifecta for a Better You,” is being hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and will include health vendors, health screenings, giveaways, breakout sessions and Zumba. There will be sessions on physical and mental health and economic development. Free admission and parking are available.

HELPING HANDS: Helping Hands Closet, located in the back of the Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, will price most items at $1 this month. Also, there will be in-store specials for coats, shoes, purses and jewelry.

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS: Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will present “Know Your Numbers,” a two-part program at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane. Participants will learn their risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

Part one will be 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 9. Dietitian Bridget Lackey, a community health educator from Mercy Health, will draw a hemoglobin A1C and measure total cholesterol and blood pressure. Results will be mailed.

Part two will be noon March 26. Participants should bring their screening test results from part one. They will learn what their numbers mean. Included will be a presentation and question and answer session about blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.

For information, visit jccyoungs town.org.

CAMPBELL 1963: Campbell Memorial High School Class of 1963 will meet for lunch noon March 11, at the El Torero Restaurant, 30 N. State St., Girard. Guests are welcome.

For information, call 330-530-7786.

FLOWER ARRANGING CLUB: Ikebana Youngstown, founded in 1963, belongs to the Ichyio School of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. It is characterized by simplicity, balance and flow.

Ikebana Youngstown will meet 10 a.m. today at Fellows Riverside Gardens Davis Education and Visitor Center, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. The program is a Chiko lesson with Pearl Marlos. Arrive at 9:30 a.m.

For information and schedule of meetings, call Lauren at 330-792-3559 or or Mill Creek Park at 330-740-7116.


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