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Friday, August 30, 2019


Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association is celebrating 100 years of amateur radio this year. The club is asking any former members or anyone with information about former members to reply. The club also is seeking pictures and old newsletters that will be used during the yearlong celebration. Contact the MVARA at

TMH Retirees Club will host its luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. Bingo will be played. For information or reservations, call Melissa Grabowski at 330-219-2519 or Linda Smith at 330-847-7826.

Tri-Gold Prime Time Chapter ABWA will meet for ABWA Day on Sept. 22 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and lunch is at 1. The event is sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Network Council ABWA Chapters of Mill Creek, Tri-Gold and Youngstown Charter. Dinner will include roast pork, stuffed chicken breast, stuffed shells, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and dessert. Cost is $22 and the public is welcome. Guest speaker will be Jane Turzillo, a feature author. Reservations must be made by Sept. 15 by calling Shirley Pappagallo at 330-270-9779.


First Friday of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series will host an evening dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Dr. Faggioli, professor of historical theology at Villanova University in Philadelphia will speak on “From Vatican II to the Sexual Abuse Crisis: The Challenges for the Catholic Church – Political, Institutional and Theological.” There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow. There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation following at 6. Cost is $18. Call 330-720-4498 to make a reservation.

Niles Friendly Squares will begin weekly square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St., Niles. Gene Hammond will be the instructor and cost is $6 per lesson. Lessons will take place each Tuesday through April 14, 2020. There are also monthly dances at the SCOPE Center. For information, call Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-506-3370. The Niles Friendly Squares will perform square dance demonstrations from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Canfield Fair on the stage in front of the international building.

Outspokin’ Wheelmen Bicycle Club offers a varied choice of bicycle rides daily and is seeking new members. Check out for information.

Round Table Woodcarvers meet every Thursday from 9 to 11:45 a.m. at the Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Anyone interested is welcome. For information, call 330-792-4355.


Youngstown Chapter of Catholic Nurses will meet at noon Sept. 18 at The Manor, 3104 Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown. The speaker will be Sister Norma Raupple. She will address learning the English language and immigrant outreach in our area.


Canfield Republican Women’s Club will host its next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Don Manning will be the guest speaker. He will discuss what it is like to be a member of the Ohio House of Representatives representing the 59th district.


Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection will host “A Country Fair” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The event will feature Marty Campana, auctioneer. Guest speaker will be Alice Sems of Chardon, and her topic will be “A Humorous Look at Decision Making.” Cost is $14, which includes lunch. Reservations are required by Wednesday; cancellations are necessary. Call Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789 for information. Call Gloria at 330-360-2044 for seating.


The Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold the following meetings: St. Charles Church Ministry Building (it is accessible), 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman. at 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Speaker Susan McCabe will give the program “The Mahoning County Infirmary: History and Controversy”; Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Rick Shale will present “A Visit to the Ohio Genealogical Society Library”; Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Mike Heher will present “Ok, You Did Your Tree – Now What?” Check for information.

Struthers Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Amvets Post 44, 305 Elm St. The speaker will be Dan Welch, teacher in the Campbell City School District, who will speak about his experience as a tour guide during the summer at Gettysburg National Military Park. The public is welcome. Anyone who attends is asked to donate brushes, combs and puzzle books to assist veterans. Tours of the SHS museum will be given after the meeting. For information, call Linda at 330-782-0218.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 and Oct. 19 in the Kravitz Deli meeting room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Tim Seman, Youngstown and Mahoning County Library Association genealogy and local history librarian will speak Sept. 21. Ron Pivovar, professor of art at Thiel College, will entertain with polka favorites. Member admission is $5 and $6 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcome and will be admitted based on seating availability. For information or reservations, call Richard Scarsella, WHMHS chairman, at 330-726-8277.


Salem Regional Medical Center Ostomy Support Group will have its next meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in SRMC’s private dining room, located at the back of the cafeteria on the hospital’s ground floor. Area residents who have an ostomy, as well as those who are preparing for ostomy placement, are invited to attend. The group meets one Monday evening a month and there is no cost to participate. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. Pre-registration for the meetings is requested. To register for the September meeting, or for a complete list of upcoming meeting dates, call Tashia Watkins, RN, BSN, CWOCN, at 330-332-7607.

Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville, Pa.; 10 a.m. Wednesday at Children’s Rehabilitation, 855 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland; 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Boardman Methodist Church, 6809 Market St.; noon Saturday at Sunrise Senior Living, 335 W. McKinley Way, Poland. Call 330-707-1313 to leave a reservation. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. All meetings are offered at no charge. For information, call 330-788-9755.

Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free of charge, open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia. The meetings are as follows: Canfield: fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St.; Howland: second Tuesday at 7 p.m., Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road, NE.; North Jackson: third Monday at 2 p.m., Antonine Sisters Adult Day Center, 2675 N. Lipkey Road; and Warren: third Wednesday at 10 a.m., Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E. Market St. (conference room F). Groups meet monthly. For information or to confirm, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown, will offer its Grief Share to all who have suffered a loss. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will take place Sept. 12 through Dec.12. Meetings take place in the church parlor on the second floor of the educational building. “Surviving the Holidays” will be offered at 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Grief Share is a 13-week program that offers videos such as “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger” and more. There will be a discussion after each video. Cost is $20 for the workbook. Contact Janice Ferry at 330-759-1924 with questions or for information.

NAMI Mahoning Valley offers a Connections support group that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Alta Care, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. NAMI Mahoning Valley also offers Family Support Groups that provide information and support for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. Family groups meet the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at Girard Library, 105 E. Prospect St.; and the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Alta Care. For information about the groups or other services provided, call Carrie Baun, program director, 330-727-9214 or visit

Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs, will meet at 7 p.m. today 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 (state Route 422), Warren. For information, call Bill at 330-856-3822.

Never Alone Nar-Anon Group is a 12-step program for family, relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. The group meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the First Congregational Church (use back door entrance), 612 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, or at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Church Hill-Hubbard Road. For information, contact Cindy at 330-207-0845.

St. Joseph Church, Austintown, will host a DivorceCare Support Group from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the blue room of the former St. Joseph School building. The group will meet each Monday for 12 weeks. For information, contact Jim Merhaut at or visit

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, Youngstown. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 5:45. The first meeting is free. Guests are welcome. For information, call 330-799-3106.

TOPS 1237, Austintown, will meet Thursday at Venture Church of the CMA, 250 Idaho Road. Weigh-in is from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m.,followed by the meeting until 6. Guests are welcome. 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 will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. Parking is free, and light refreshments will be served. For information call Anna Fitzgerald, 330-480-3440, or email her at


Tri-State Detachment 494 Marine Corps League will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. The league meets the first Tuesday of each month.