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Friday, February 16, 2018


American Association of University Women Youngstown Branch is partnering during Women’s History Month with the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown and will show “The Iron-Jawed Angels,” a 2004 film about American suffragists of the 1910s. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. March 5 in the Gathering Room of Ohio Living at Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave. Branch members also have been invited to attend the 2018 Hall of Fame dinner of the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown honoring new Hall of Fame inductees. The dinner will take place at the YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Ave. Youngstown, at 5:30 p.m. March 20. Reservations are required. For information, call Judith Stanger at 330 758 7062, visit, or email


Austintown Fitch High School Class of 1957 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at Denny’s in Austintown. Class will meet the first Tuesday of each month beginning March 6.

Hubbard High School Class of 1961 will host its 75th birthday party Aug. 17 and 18, with a social to begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at the New Manhattan, 7262 Hubbard-Masury Road. A picnic will take place at noon Aug. 18 at Harding Park with lunch at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per person which can be paid the day of the event. For information, call Nancy Micheline Linebaugh at 330-360-3110 or Helen Ferrick Harrison at 330-534-5358.

South High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnny’s Restaurant in Boardman. Classmates and guests are welcome. Plans will be discussed for the 65th reunion that will take place in July. For information, call Bob Stine at 330-782-5842 or Ray Melewski at 330-792-2434.

The Rayen High School Class of 1959 will meet for its monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday at Chad Anthony’s, 4698 Belmont Ave., Liberty. All classmates, spouses and guests are welcome. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month.


Friends of the Mahoning River will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. Parking is in the rear of the building. The group is celebrating a grant awarded by Neighborhood SUCCESS, a program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation to be used at the upcoming seventh annual RiverFest at the B&O Station on June 2. Another topic of discussion will be the Celebratory Paddle to take place June 9 from the newly constructed Girard Launch, which is in collaboration with the Trumbull Canoe Trails. For information, call Don Rex at 330-219-2459. Anyone who shares the mission of advocating the quality of the Mahoning River is encouraged to attend.

Monday Night Writers will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Small Meeting Room at the Canfield Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 43 W. Main St. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited. The group is led by Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left of Center And Other Stories,” and more. For information, contact Christie at

Round Table Woodcarvers meets from 9 to 11:45 a.m. every Thursday at the Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Anyone interested in learning about carving is welcome to attend. For information, call 330-792-4355 or 330-744-5071.


Youngstown Council of Catholic Nurses will attend the White Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave. The White Mass celebrates and recognizes healthcare professionals. A reception will take place afterward in the Cathedral hall.


The Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 10 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller, and Frankie Hammond will call line dances. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330-506-3370.


Trumbull County Republican Party will host its monthly breakfast gathering at the Buckeye Club, 366 N. Park, Warren, at 9 a.m. Saturday. There will be a full-course buffet breakfast. Cost is $12, which includes tax and tip. Guest speaker will be Melissa Ackison, candidate for the U.S. Senate. Call Marleah at 330-240-1826 for information. Park in rear of building.

Trumbull County Republican Party will host its Lincoln Day dinner Thursday at Leo's Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St., Howland. Guest speaker will be Jane Timken, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. “President Lincoln” will be making a special guest appearance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6. Cost is $45 and must be prepaid by sending a check payable to Trumbull County GOP, to Cathy Lukasko, 1835 Albright-McKay Road, Brookfield, OH 44403. Designate a dinner choice of chicken Francaise or lasagna. No tickets will be sold at door. Call Marleah at 330-240-1826 with questions.


Struthers Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Struthers VFW, 157 Lowellville Road. Contact Mike Perello at 330-757-3917 for information.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. The group has scheduled the following activities: Saturday, bowling at Boardman Lanes at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.


Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church ministry building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. The building is handicapped accessible. The program is “Show and Tell,” and anyone planning to attend can take a favorite genealogical find (picture, family Bible, ancestors’ diary or journal). For information, visit

Mahoning Valley Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Georgeanna Parker Center in Boardman Park. Guest speaker will be Adam O’Leary from Youngstown State University and will discuss YSU’s work in the Bahama Islands. The meeting is open to the public and prehistoric artifacts will be on display. New members are welcome, and an annual membership is $15. For information, call Rocky Falleti at 330-519-7705.

Mercer County Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 119 South Pitt St. Program will be “Soldier’s Kill Zone and the Battle of the Bulge.” For information, call the Society at 724-662-3490, email or visit

Poland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road. The program will follow at 7:30 p.m. and will feature local historian Thomas G. Welsh, Ph.D., who also is co-author of “The Classic Restaurants of Youngstown.” Welsh’s presentation will be a walk down memory lane about famous Youngstown restaurants. Copies of the book will be available for sale. The 2018 membership drive is under way. Renewal and new membership dues are $10 per person. Checks should be made payable to “Poland Historical Society” and mailed to the Historical Society at P.O. Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address along with the check.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz’s Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave. Rick Rowlands, founder of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum, will share steel industry history and his museums’s collection, which includes the Tod Engine. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. A 50-50 raffle will take place and will benefit the society’s education mission. The program is open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Richard Scarsella, society chairman, at 330-726-8277.


Codependency and Grief Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the care center of the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, North Main St., Hubbard. Group sessions are free, but participants must register to participate. Free parking is available. For information, call 330-534-1952. The support group was formed to reach out to help families who have lost loved ones to alcohol or substance abuse.

Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation is sponsoring a grief support group to help people move beyond the pain of any loss and achieve healing. Each meeting is facilitated by certified grief recovery specialists and is free of charge. The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Touch Heaven Church, 10 Skyline Drive, Canfield. For information or to register, call 330-899-9100. Ask for the bereavement department.

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, will host a 13-week grief support series through the GriefShare ministry from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 1. The GriefShare team provides a safe, understanding place for individuals to move through their personal grief journeys. Participants need not be church members. Each session is self-contained, so participants may enter at any session. Each session will include videos featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery. Sessions also include small group support and a workbook for personal study. Participants are welcome to share stories, but are never forced. Attendance at consecutive sessions is encouraged for maximum benefit. Cost is $20. Checks should be made payable to Good Hope. Scholarships also are available at registration. Contact the church office at 330-782-8109 for information or to pre-register.

Man Up prostate cancer support group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Suite 3 at Yellow Brick Place, 2959 Canfield Road, Youngstown. For information, call Steve Burbrink at 330-207-7873.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Denny’s Restaurant on Belmont Avenue. For information, call Matt Giambattista at 330-720-6753.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support groups for those who deal with mental illness. Support groups meet as follows: Girard Family Support, first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St., and Austintown Family Support Group, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court. NAMI Connection, a support group for people with a mental health diagnosis meets at the following locations: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at Alta Care in Austintown; and NAMI Connection for the dual diagnosed will meet at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Visit, call 330-727-9268, or e-mail for information.

Never Alone Nar-Anon Group, a 12-step program for family, relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 5211 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. For information, call Cindy at 330-207-0845.

Overeaters Anonymous Groups has scheduled the following local meetings: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Thomas the Apostle Church Hall, Room 2, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna; 7 p.m. Sunday, Shenango Presbyterian Church, 3144 Wilmington Road, New Castle, Pa.; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oxford House, 320 Benton Road, Salem; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Valley Care-Northside Medical Center, Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, New Life Lutheran Church, 1181 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty. All locations are handicapped accessible. For information, visit, or call Mahoning-Trumbull Counties Help Hotline at 330-747-2696, Columbiana County Help Hotline at 330-424-7767 or Lawrence County Help Hotline at 724-674-3697.

Survivors of Suicide Columbiana County will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Columbiana County Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154, Lisbon. This support group is for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-424-7767.

Survivors of Suicide Mahoning County will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. This is a support group for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. For information, call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 330-747-2696.

TOPS 327 is seeking new members who want to Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Meeting will take place Monday at Christ Church Presbyterian, 1933 Canfield Road, Boardman. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 6:45. The first meeting is free. Guests are welcome. For information, call 330-799-3106.

TOPS 1237, Austintown, will meet Thursday at Idaho Road Alliance Church, 250 Idaho Road. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting until 6:30. For information, call 330-758-4923.

TOPS 1497, Youngstown, will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. New members are welcome; the first meeting is free. For information call 330-974-8450.

Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group hosts meetings the second Tuesday of each month beginning March 13 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. April’s meeting will be at St. Elizabeth Hospital Boardman, 8401 Market St., Boardman. The meetings will alternate locations every other month. This is a nonprofit self-help support group. Family and friends are welcome. For information, contact Anna Fitzgerald at 330-480-3440 or visit

Club news is published Friday. Please submit information about upcoming activities to the Society Department by noon Wednesday.