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Rally against crime


The Boardman Coalition Against Crime has organized a “Rock ‘n’ Roll Rally Against Crime” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Southern Park Mall. The event is free for township residents and will feature music from The Classics vocal group, fireworks from Phantom Fireworks and children’s activities. More information is available at

Felony charge


A 38-year-old Brookfield Township man has pleaded innocent to a felony charge of gross sexual imposition involving a 13-year-old girl and six misdemeanor counts of providing intoxicating liquor to an underage person.

Lature R. Irvin, whose last known address was on Springdale Drive, also formerly lived in Detroit, court records show.

The charges allege Irvin had sexual contact with the 13-year-old girl May 7, 2011, and provided liquor to the girl, another girl and four boys on May 7.

Bond was set at $5,000 when he appeared before Judge Peter Kontos of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on Monday.

Free concert


The Boardman High School Summer Jazz Ensemble will perform at Boardman Park’s Maag Outdoor Theater at 7 p.m. Aug. 2. The free concert will feature musical highlights from the recent years and current and former members of Boardman High School Jazz Ensemble. In the event of bad weather, the concert date will likely be moved to Aug. 3.

Farm lecture


A farm to family lecture will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the First Unitarian Univer- salist Church of Youngs-town,1105 Elm St. Participants will have the chance to meet local meat and vegetable growers and learn how to increase the percentage of food grown in Ohio, create agricultural jobs, help the environment and eat more nutritional food.

Watch meeting


Lincoln Knolls Community Watch will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Eastside Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 430 Early Road, Youngstown.

Mushroom talk


A workshop to increase appreciation for the mushroom, an incredibly important but misunderstood organism, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Jennings Environmental Education Center. Mycological enthusiast Ron Donlan will share his passion and expertise on the fungus. Mushrooms will be identified, and their complex role within the ecosystem will be revealed. Learn which ones make a tasty treat and which ones are better left alone.Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

The program fee of $25 includes lunch. To register, visit or call the Center at 724-794-6011.

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