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Friday, January 12, 2018


South High School Class of 1953 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnny’s Restaurant in Boardman. Guests are welcome. For information, call Ray Melewski at 330-792-2434.

Struthers High School Class of 1956 will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at What’s Cookin’ on South Ave. Boardman.

The Rayen 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 Fellows Riverside Gardens, Flowers of Philly garden travel tour will take place March 2 to 4. The tour will include Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and Longwood Gardens. Cost is $535 for nonmembers and $495 for FFRG members. For information and to register, call 330-740-7116, ext. 210. Registration must be made by Tuesday.

Struthers Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Struthers VFW, 157 Lowellville Road. For information, call Mike Perello at 330-757-3917.


D.A.R.E. Singles Group meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday 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. ; Wednesday, play pool at Wedgewood Lanes from 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, small talk night at the church at 7:30 p.m.; and next Friday, card night at Denny’s on Mahoning Ave., Austintown, from 6 to 10 p.m.


Austintown Historical Society's annual president's dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at Davidson's Restaurant. The evening will feature Wade Schisler as he shares his recollections related to the “Pogey,” also known as the old county home, “The Infirmary,” poor house and old folks home. Wade was born in 1929 and reared in Austintown. Reservations must be made by Jan. 31 by calling 330-799-0303 or 330-792-1129.

Boardman Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Bill Farragher, creator of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube trademark, will retell the decline of the Mahoning Valley steel industry. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651.

Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Church ministry building, 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. The building is handicap accessible. Program will be “Tales of Youngstown” by Regina Rees. The computer interest group will meet prior to the meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. For information, visit

Poland Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road (Route 224). After the business meeting, Dave Smith will present a program on “Poland 100 Years Ago.” Membership dues are $10. Checks may be made payable to Poland Historical Society and mailed to the society at P.O. Box 5052, Poland, OH 44514. Be sure to include name, address, phone number and email address. Dues are used to maintain the Little Red Schoolhouse museum and to “Preserve the Past for the Future.”


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 meetings will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 22 at Touch Heaven Church, 10 Skyline Drive, Canfield. For information or to register, call 330-899-9100. Ask for the bereavement department.

Grief Recovery Instructional Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home Care Center, next to the funeral home, on Main Street in Hubbard. The groups are lead by Phillip Roland, grief counselor for the funeral home, and are open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. For information, call Bill or Candee at the funeral home at 330-534-1952. Meetings take place every Tuesday throughout winter.

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 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.

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, meets at 7 p.m. Friday at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Warren; and at 7 p.m. Sunday upstairs at the Sahara Club, 2345 Youngstown Road SE (Route 422), Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

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 (Route 18), New Castle, Pa.; 1 p.m. Monday, Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard; 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, at New Life Lutheran Church, 1181 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty. All locations are handicap 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 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.

Survivors of Suicide in 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.

TOPS 327 is seeking new members who want to Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The 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.

Yellow Brick Place, 2959 Canfield Road, Youngstown, Caregiver Support Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Suite 10. Call Joyce Aleshire at 330-540-1815 for details. The Man Up prostate cancer support group meets at 6 p.m. Monday in Suite 3.


Mahoning Valley Korean War Veterans Association meets at 9 a.m. every Friday at Denny’s Restaurant in Austintown. New members are welcome.

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