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Raising funds to stop bullying

The seeing eye

ANTI-BULLYING GROUP HOSTS EVENT: National Stop Bullying will host a community fundraiser 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Tipsy Bull, 1931 W. Market St., Warren. The anti-bullying group is raising funds for an education initiative to help stop bullying. The group also is hoping to raise money in honor of Mary Eva Howard, a student at Cheektowga Central High School in New York who spent time trying to teach others about being kind. Howard went to several communities with her anti-bullying message, including here in the Valley. Howard died after she was hit by a vehicle while walking in Erie, Pa. Members of her family and others have formed a group to raise money in her name to help others attend college. Scholarships will be presented at the event Saturday to students from Warren, Niles and Youngstown. The group has an agreement with Eastern Gateway Community College.

CAR CRUISE-IN: Marian Living Center, Mercy Health Assumption Village Campus, 9802 Market St., North Lima, will host a car cruise-in 6:30 to 8 p.m. today. When pulling into the campus, look for direction signs. Picnic refreshments will be available. Entertainment is by deejay Dave. Residents will be sitting in front of the building safely distanced.

FOOD GIVEAWAY: East Side Crime Watch is holding a food giveaway from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday at the corner of Oak and Fruit streets, by the old fire station in Youngstown. For information, call 330-742-4880.

VOTER REGISTRATION: There will be a drive-thru voter registration event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Academy of Urban Scholars, 3405 Market St., Youngstown. To vote in the November election, either on Election Day, early in-person or by absentee ballot, you must register to vote by Oct. 5. You may drive through at any time during the designated hours. Respecting COVID-19 safety protocols, participants will be able to remain in their vehicle with the ability to use their own electronic devices. There is no cost to participate.

Additionally, staff from the U.S. Census Bureau have also been invited to participate to assist citizens with completion of the 2020 census form.

The event is one of many voter registration drives being held across the state by the Diversity and Empowerment Council of Ohio convened by Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

INDUSTRIAL WORKERS: Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. housing preservationist Tim Sokoloff will share his efforts to restore and preserve the nation’s first pre-fabricated industrial workers’ planned community. He will speak at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, for the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society.

All programs are open to the public. Member admission is $5. Non-member admission is $6. Refreshments will be served and a 50/50 raffle will be held to benefit the society’s education mission. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins admitted, based upon seat availability. Seating is limited, due to social distancing. Call chairman of the board of trustees, Richard S. Scarsella, for reservations or information, at 330-726-8277.

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