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Roberta Lawrentz of Girard Jr. Women presents a check to Sister Marjorie for the Emmanuel Community Center . Girard Jr. Women make an annual donation to the Emmanuel Community Center in Girard. The center provides food and shelter for local families who are in need of their services. The next project for Girard Jr. Women will be a scholarship donation to a Girard High School student. Anyone interested in joining the Girard Jr. Women should call Roberta Lawrentz.

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ST. PATRICK SCHOOL LOVES IT'S STUDENTS
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To help celebrate Catholic Schools week, St. Patrick school in Hubbard let it's students know how much they are appreciated. The entire school was treated to a Phantoms hockey game at the Covelli Center. When the students returned to school in the afternoon, another surprise was waiting for them, they were treated to a movie afternoon. To help them enjoy their movies, they were surprised with popcorn and ice cream! All of the students agreed, We love St. Patrick School!

Shortly after graduation from Hubbard High School, Victor George offered Marcia Denamen free tution to attend hair styling school. George was a well-known hairdresser and friend of Denamen’s family. Little did she realize that her acceptance would become the first step in a distinguished career? Recently, the Great Harvest Bread Company presented Denamen with a $35 gift certificate for professional excellence. Denamen has been married for 37 years to her husband Richard who is an educator in Mahoning County. They have two sons and three grandchildren. In recalling her experiences, Denamen said that at the time, private schools trained their students while allowing them to service their customers. ―We worked at our trade while making money for the school. We also prepared for the State Board examination. It took 10 months of eight hour days to complete all of the requirements for certification.‖ Denamen worked at three different salons before she was hired to teach Cosmetology at the Mahoning County Career & Technical Center. She remained there for seven years before joining the faculty of the TCTC in 1992. Having worked as both a teacher and stylist, Denamen offers a unique perspective on the similarities and differences. ―In a salon, you worry about the customer, in a school, you are concerned with the students. At the TCTC, our kids initially spend more time with the pencil than with the brush and the comb. Most of them are fast learners because they made the decision to enroll in the program.‖

Although working in a salon is more financially lucrative, Denamen believes that nothing can replace the satisfaction of helping students to reach their potential. ―My definition of a great day is when the kids are so excited about their work that they ask friends and teachers to see it. When this occurs, their education has great relevance.‖ One of Denamen’s biggest frustrations is to observe students falling behind because of frequent absence. ―There is so much to learn and styling is a competitive industry. You can’t improve your skills unless you practice them under the supervision of the instructor. We always tell the students, ―In our business, if you don’t work that day, you don’t get paid.‖ In the fall of 2008, the TCTC completed an extensive renovation of the Cosmetology Department. Four state of the art labs were constructed that contain new equipment and the latest in technology. Denamen appreciates the educational advantages for students. ―As an instructor, I am able to present a lesson on the Elmo, have access to a smart board and keep my students totally engaged. Since all four labs are adjacent, the instructors share ideas and are close by for consultation. The facility is amazing.‖ Most teachers grow professionally during the course of their careers. Denamen admits to being task orientated because it is necessary to provide constructive criticism, but she has grown more patient and understanding. She stated, ―Sometimes, a kind word and

a pat on the back are the affirmation that a kid needs to persevere when things are difficult. I have also found that allowing them the input into decisions sparks interest and involvement. They need the opportunity to express themselves creatively.‖ In responding to a question about the qualities necessary to make a living as a hair stylist, Denamen cited manual dexterity with the brush and comb, but pointed to other qualities that are less obvious to the observer. She stated, ―Work ethic, perseverance and interpersonal skills are just as important. This is a people business and you must relate positively to the client.‖ The customer service segment of the program allows students the opportunities to work with people instead of manikins. ―Having a customer sitting in the chair in front of you is as real as it gets. It quickly reinforces the lessons that we have taught them.‖ Cosmetology is a two year program at the TCTC. Denamen has chosen to be the junior instructor because she likes the challenge of teaching a skill from the beginning. During the late spring of their senior year, they travel to Columbus for their state boards. This is a rigorous exam consisting of theoretical and practical components. Students must pass to receive their license to practice in Ohio. Denamen noted, ―The success of TCTC students on the state boards is phenomenal. Each our goal is to have 100% passage rate. We come

If you've had a child play sports, or if you've attended events, like bonfires, little league baseball opening day, all kinds of events, in the last 25 years, you can bet Bill "Santa'" Deislinger, has taken pictures of your kids and you. Santa comes one day a year. Bill takes pictures every event, the school has all week, and on weekends. He does this, not for money, but out of the kindness of his heart. He can be seen at a midget football game, then go to Akron to take pictures of the cross country team. He will take pictures by the hundreds of thousands. He will have action photos, team pictures, families greeting the football team back, after a big win. Bill will be at a young kids wrestling match in the afternoon. Then go to a girls basketball team game at night. I can tell you this, "Bill has spent big money over the years, out of his pocket" . He is one heck of a guy to do that, for the community of Girard. Like I said "He is Santa with a camera" THANK YOU BILL.

Little Blue Devils Night at the Races
The night at the races is sponsored by McDonald Little Blue Devils on Saturday, March 6, 2010 Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. Races Run 7-11p.m. Held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1057 Illinois Ave. McDonald, OH 44437. Horse Races, Card Games, Chinese Auction, Food & Drinks, Beer. Admission: $10.00 per person. Come and have a great time!

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Hubbard American Legion VILLA MARIA TERESA'S
American Legion Post 51 will hold its scheduled meeting, weather permitting, on the 18th of February at Post Headquarters. 132 N.Main Street, Hubbard. Meeting time is 7:30 PM and all veterans of any conflict dating back to WWII to the present are invited to attend. Come and enjoy a time of comeraderie and fellowship with other vets. Veterans of peacetime service are also invited to attend. Refrehments and beverages are always served at the conclusion of each meeting.Hope to see you there..

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ARE THERE EXCEPTIONS TO MORAL LAWS?
An Anglican priest in England told his congregation that shoplifting is acceptable when a person is in desperate need and all other legal sources of help have been exhausted. Is this appropriate and reasonable advice? What is the right thing to do in such a situation? Do extreme or emergency conditions ever justify temporarily setting aside our ethical principles and moral law? These and other related questions will be the basis for a dinner and discussion on Sunday, February 21at the First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchill Road, Girard, Ohio. The supper begins at 5:00 and the discussion begins at 6:00. The public is cordially invited to both the dinner and discussion. For further information or questions, you may contact the pastor at 330-505-1192.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010 durig the hours of 4 and 7PM the Brookfield Methodist Church located at 6951 Grove Street Brookfield, Ohio will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner with a menu of ALL YOU CAN EAT Spaghetti w/ meatballs, salad bar, bread and butter, beverage, and homemade desert. The donation is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 6-12. TAKE OUT AVAILABLE beginning at 3:30pm. Information 330.448.1001.

LWV of Trumbull County February Membership Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Trumbull County will hold their February membership dinner meeting on Monday, February 22, 2010 at McMenamy’s Banquet Center on Route 422 in Niles. “What is a Business Incubator” will be the presentation topic by Barbara Ewing, Economic Development Coordinator from the Office of Congressman Tim Ryan. She will discuss the Youngstown Business Incubator and the proposed Warren Business Incubator. Registration is at 6:00 pm with a buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the dinner meeting will be $12.75. You must RSVP by Thursday, February 18, 2010 by sending your check made payable to LWV of Trumbull County to P.O. Box 161, Fowler, Ohio 44418 or by contacting Phyllys Savelle at psavelle624@yahoo.com or 330-883-4929. LWV of Trumbull County will also be celebrating the 90th birthday of the League of Women Voters at this meeting. Please join us! The League of Women Voters is a trusted, nonpartisan political organization where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement. Join LWV and be directly involved in shaping the important issues to keep our community strong, safe and vibrant. Membership in the League is open to men and women. Please visit the LWV of Trumbull County website at http://www.orgsites.com/oh/ lwvtc.

Fourteen children from the Villa Maria Teresa kindergarten class spent the day with Mrs. Racketa's first graders at St. Rose School. Among their many activities, they enjoyed learning how to stack cups in gym class. They later painted grape jello Valentine hearts. A great time was had by all!!

REVEREND McKARNS PRESENTS A LENTEN MISSION AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH, McDONALD
Reverend James McKarns presents Nine Habits for Highly Successful Christians at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in McDonald on March 21, 22, and 23, 2010, 7-8 p.m. Reverend McKarns is pastor emeritus of St. Paul Church, North Canton, author, and frequent retreat and mission director. All are welcome to attend any or all of the Mission nights and socials afterwards in the Church Hall.

Girard Little Indians 5th and 6th grade boys who won their weight classes on January 31, 2010 Sectional Tournament at Austintown fitch. Left to right Dakota McCloskey 5th grade wt.class 64 lbs took 3rd place, Dante Minniti 6th grade wt.class 82lbs took 3rd place, Jacob Roviscanec 5th grade wt class 90lbs took 2nd place. The boys move on to the Dristrict Tournament on February 7, 2010 at Austintown Fitch. We would like to thank Coach Mike Cardiero and his staff for a great season and making Girard little wrestlers Girard High schools future.

Major Announcement on the Future of V&M STAR Youngstown
Today, V & M STAR Youngstown has confirmed it is moving ahead with plans to build a new state-of-the-art rolling mill adjacent to the company’s current location. Details will be discussed at a news conference: DeBartolo Stadium Club located within Stambaugh Stadium on Youngstown State University’s campus. Fifth Avenue between Spring Street and W Scott Street. Free parking is available in the M24 Lot, next to McDonalds. Tell the attendant you are here for the Prodigal event. Enter Stambaugh Stadium at the South Entrance, near Gate C, and take the elevator up to Level P. Skip Herald, Managing Director, Vallourec North America and Roger Lindgren, President V & M STAR will make statements and take questions.

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ized because of surgery. When I returned, she stayed after school to help me catch up. Her concern touched me deeply.‖ Brandi Meixelberger is a senior from Harding. She stated, ―Mrs. Denamen is a perfectionist. She knows that to be successful that we have to be good. She is specific in her expectations, but makes sure that we understand why we are doing something.‖ Nicole Harison is a senior from blank. She focused on the interpersonal skills demonstrated by her teacher. ―Mrs. Denamen is capable of providing tough love. There is a right way and a wrong way of doing things and she makes sure that we know the difference. All of us appreciate, however, that she never belittles or puts anyone down. She is a great role model for our class.‖ When Denamen was informed of her award, she said that she did not need to be the center of attention. As Lee Corso would say, ―Not so fast my friend.‖ Your students feel differently. So do many, many

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The Girard girls raised their record to 11-6. The girls just took it to LaBrae from the start, and never looked back. Head JV coach Robin Durkin was happy to see her girls, hustle and play hard all 4 quarters. Allison Rose was the leading Scorer with 10 points for the tribe. And others who scored were. Miranda Boyle 6, Caila Carter 6, Brielle Bello 6, Michaelle Angelo 4, and Michaela Sigurani, Courtney Keller and Linsay Durkin all had 2. The girls won the game 38-24. Great job girls.

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Two cousins Evan and Jimmy Standohar, were all over the court, hitting shots, playing defense, rebounding, and making clutch shots. But Girard came up short 46-43 to a great Poland team. The game came down to some big shots by Poland in the end. Girard had a good lead going into the 4th quarter, but couldn't stop Poland's Offense. Jordan Grazzziano had some big shots with 8 points. Big, Kenny Greaver, had 6 . but also played real good defense. Joe Colopietro had 5, and Steven Varleconji had 2, othersve helped this team all year were.Patrick Byrne, Matt Smiley, Zac Cochran, Tim Mazzella Vincent Maderitz and Chris Vine. this team was coached by Nick Canterino and Phill Kilbourne. they did a great job!. This team is loaded with talent. Some of these kids will end up playing JV next year. they are for sure, that good. they ended up 11-3 in the regular season. GREAT JOB GUYS .

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When Evaluating Investments, Look at Value - Not Just Price Most investors pay a great deal of attention to the price of their investments — yesterday‟s price, today‟s price, tomorrow‟s price, next year‟s price and so on. And that‟s understandable, because we always want the prices of our investments to rise. Yet, if you focus too much on prices, you could end up making some costly mistakes. Why? Because price-driven behavior is emotional behavior — and as an investor, you‟re much better off making decisions with your head, not your heart. Suppose, for example, that you‟ve seen a steep decline in the price of one of your investments. After a while, you may feel that you just can‟t take it anymore and you decide to “cut your losses” by selling the investment. Conversely, you may have an investment that has gone up and up — and to grab even bigger gains, you buy more shares. Both these decisions could backfire on you. When you sold the investment whose price had fallen, you might find yourself on the investment “sidelines” if that same investment starts to turn around. And when you throw more money at an investment whose price has skyrocketed, you‟re betting against history — because no investment goes up forever. Furthermore, in both cases, your emotions will have led you to violate one of the guidelines of investing: buy low and sell high. But apart from the tactical errors you may make when you overconcentrate on price movements, you‟re also ignoring another key characteristic of investments — their value. Traditionally, an investment‟s “value” has been largely defined as whether or not it‟s considered “expensive” or “cheap.” That‟s why many investors take a close look at a stock‟s price-to-earnings ratio (P/E). Generally speaking, a high P/E means a stock is more expensive, relative to its earnings, than a stock with a low P/E. Investors may be willing to pay more for the high P/E stocks because they feel these companies will be worth more in the future. But P/E doesn‟t tell the whole story of investment value. Any individual investment may have value to you because it can help you diversify your holdings. And while diversification, by itself, can‟t guarantee a profit or protect against a loss, it can help you reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. For instance, if your portfolio is heavy with stocks, the presence of some bonds — even those whose market price has fallen because interest rates have risen — can help reduce the impact of a downturn that primarily affects stocks. Clearly, the value of any investment has several dimensions — any or all of which may be valuable to you as your pursue your goals. So, as you build, maintain and adjust your portfolio over time, keep an eye on the changing prices of your investments — but don‟t overlook their true value.

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KOLIC’S KORNER
BY MIKE KOLIC
It sure is cool to see one of my dads favorite athletes coaching. Robin Durkin Girard’s JV coach was always on the top of my dads interview list after a game, because she played the game one way "ALL OUT". She was on some great teams while playing at Girard. Robins freshmen team went 23-3. She said Lisa Pozeka was the best player she played with. Coach Saxon did really a great job with this group of girls. Robin coached 10 years ago, with the junior high. And has come back, to help out with coach Saxon, being the new JV coach. But she has a unique opportunity, to coach her daughter Linsay. Her husband Bill was a great all around athlete, who I’m sure, Is giving her some support. Robin is proud, and happy, to be back on the hardwood at GHS. She said "It's different these days, the sports just overlap each other. The kids aren't as dedicated as they could be. They are involved in a lot". She likes this group of girls. Robin would like the girls to lift in the summer, to get stronger and quicker. She is one of those people, you don't get away from. Great Job Robin. The boys basketball team is playing hard night in and night out. They just don't have the size

TCESC accepting reservations for the Adventures in Math, Science and Technology Conference
Trumbull County Educational Service Center will hold its second annual Adventures in Math, Science and Technology Conference at LaBrae High School on Saturday, March 6, 2010. The keynote speaker is Tammy Worcester, a teacher who has provided professional development and training in technology integration. Her website www.tammyworcester.com is a popular resource for teachers around the world. Worcester will deliver two messages at this conference on the topic of using technology in the classroom. The conference will also feature demonstrations of SMARTBoards, student response systems and new technologies for literacy in math and science. There will be many breakout sessions offering information about integrating the content areas of math, science, technology and reading in your classroom. The conference will also feature demonstrations by robotics and Lego teams. Trumbull County Educational Service Center is now accepting registrations for this half-day conference, which will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration materials are available on the website at www.trumbull.k12.oh.us under the professional development section.

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to play, some of the teams they are playing. It sure is going to be interesting to play GHS in the playoffs. This coaching staff has worked hard to get the most out of theses kids. The wrestling sectionals are this weekend at Rootstown. Look out! The Cardiero machine is coming to town. And they will be led by last year state qualifier Nico "The Pitt Bull" Francis. This is the time of year, when upsets happen. You have to be on your "A" game. So good luck to all the Girard athletes. I hope to see Tod Park with new basketball rims for the kids. They have been broke for 3 years. Lets get the kids off the streets and on the courts.

OHIO CULTURAL ALLIANCE
When the Ohio Cultural Alliance meets for its 6 p.m. dinner meeting on Monday, March 1, the speaker will be Jim Graham, President of United Auto Workers Local 1112 at Lordstown. Mr. Graham, an immigrant from Greece, has distinguished himself in the field of labor and as an activist in the Mahoning Valley. The meeting will be held at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church Hall located at 401 12th Street in Campbell. The meal will be prepared by the church caterers and will feature some Greek delicacies. Cultural enrichment will be provided by a local Greek dance group. The cost for the evening is $13 for each paid up member and $18 for others. Mail reservations to OCA, PO Box 561, Canfield, OH 44406-0561 no later than Tuesday, February 23. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable foods and/ or personal items for Park Vista Retirement residents.

EXCITING NEW AFTERSCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE
Refuge Ministries, Inc. will be hosting an open house on Saturday February 27, at 6:00 p.m. Please join us to hear about this new community service organization and what we will offer to young people. Refuge Ministries is located in a 9,000 sq. ft. facility to provide a safe place for teenagers to come together. It was established in November, 2009, and was oocated in a 9,000 sq. ft. facility to provide a safe place for teenagers to come togriginally an afterschool division of Safehouse Ministries, Inc.. Refuge offers a variety of different programs including tutoring, computers, one-on-one mentorship, fitness programs, free meals and much more. Focusing energies on teaching young people the importance of making wise decisions, Refuge will equip them to become the leaders of tomorrow in their homes, schools, churches, and communities.Refuge Ministries, Inc. is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is supported through the generosity of local donors. Because of these donations, students in the surrounding areas are able to enjoy everything Refuge has to offer at no cost.We invite you to be a part of this incredible opportunity! Refuge is located at 1155 Churchill Hubbard Rd. in Liberty Township. Please come and see for yourself everything Refuge Ministries has to offer on Saturday February 27 at 6:00 p.m.We hope to see you then!For more information please visit Refuge or call Andy at 330.219.3170 or visit facebook.com/ welcometorefuge.

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Hubbard Township Board of Trustees: Meeting of February 8, 2010
Delay in Tax Holiday: The Trumbull County Auditor has informed the Hubbard Township Fiscal Officer that there is going to be a delay in the Tax Holiday for Lighting Districts that the Trustees passed in early January 2010. The delay will set the holiday, or noncollection, to the second half tax duplicate due in 2011. The Auditor informed the Township that granting such tax holidays can be accomplished in whole year periods only so the tax break will come a little later than originally planned. Housing Demolitions: The Township is proceeding with the Federal Housing demolition grant with the addition of another two units. 6505 Rachellen and 2211 Wick Campbell Rd are now on the demolition list for round two of the program. The Township is also proceeding with local agreements on upgrading other properties on the demo list. However, until such time the agreements are completed, the ―unfit‖ structures may still be torn down. Eastgate Appointment: Hubbard Township Trustee Fred Hanley was elected to the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Finance Executive Committee and the General Policy Board. Hanley has been both Chairman and Vice Chairman and has served the Citizens Advisory Council since 1978. Township Receives Aggregation Grant: The Trumbull County Commissioners have informed the Township Trustees that they will share a First Energy Aggregation Grant with Hubbard Township. Hubbard Township’s share of the Aggregation Grant will be in excess of $87,000 and is from the savings township residents received by signing with First Energy for their electric power. Over 3,000 township households signed on with First Energy through the County Aggregation Plan and have saved thousands of dollars on their power use. The new plan through the Trumbull County Commissioner’s Electric Aggregation Plan will save an additional 6% this year by using First Energy. The Trumbull County Commissioners Natural Gas Aggregation Plan is also providing savings for those citizens that have signed on to the county plan. Hubbard Township is being urged to use the grant for green technology projects. Township Property Maintenance Committee: Zoning Administrator John Pieton has informed the Trustees that the Property Maintenance Committee has held its first meeting and is proceeding with organizational tasks. The committee will serve as a precursor to the official formulation of a property maintenance policy to be incorporated into the Hubbard Township Zoning Resolution for residential properties. If you wish to participate or attend committee meetings, please contact Mr. Pieton at 330-5342161 daily until noon for additional details. Additional Stimulus Funds through Eastgate: The Township has been informed by Eastgate Regional Council of Governments that 9.3 million dollars is being made available for competitive community projects under the President’s Stimulus Program for 2010. The Township has taken advantage of the past grant program with two awards in 2009. The Township is now formulating a submission for this most recent round of applications in 2010/2011, and will be for road and right of way improvements. Special Meeting: The Hubbard Township Trustees will meet for a work session on March 3, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Administration Building, 2600 Elmwood Drive. This special meeting/workshop will be to establish appropriations for all township departments for fiscal year 2010 based upon projections from the County Auditor. Trustees Zoning Hearing: The Hubbard Township Trustees will meet in Special Session on March 10, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Administration Building, 2600 Elmwood Drive, for the purpose of a Public Hearing on Zoning Case #09002. This case contains administrative and language changes to the Hubbard Township Zoning Resolution and does not involve any property zone classification changes. Additional Grant Funding Requests: With the latest efforts at stimulating the economy, the Township is preparing applications for grant and match funding from several governmental sources to address several township projects. Currently, the Township is processing applications for an additional tornado/disaster warning siren for the Harding Park-eastern township region. Funding is also being sought for a records storage facility, a salt storage dome for the Township Road Department and a police vehicle storage building. Grant awards are predicated on points awarded for projects, and with funding cuts by the State, competition will be tough. New Police Vehicle: Chief Todd Coonce has reported that the Township Police Department has received an additional Ford 4x4 Explorer. The 2010 Ford, built in Louisville, Kentucky, will make the third 4X4 vehicle for the department and will serve the officers well, especially during major snow events such as the one that we are experiencing now.

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The Home Builders/ Remodelers Association of Mahoning Valley will host their 59th Annual non-profit Home & Garden Show in the Mahoning Valley on February 26, 27 & 28. Window World presents the 59th Annual HBA Home & Garden Show at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center on South Ave. in Boardman. The show will feature various vendors displaying ―What’s New!‖ for your home. For the first time in 58 years, the gate for this show is FREE for consumers to attend. The Free Consumer Gate is available thanks to Banner Supply, Boak & Sons Roofing & Insulation, WW Heating & Air Conditioning and Zinz Construction & Restoration. The economic turnaround in our nation will be led by housing, and this is the first stop for consumers to visit with Valley Contractors backed by the HBA name. This year’s event is shaping up to be the best HBA Show with the most variety of businesses exhibiting at the HBA Home & Garden Show. Window World representatives will be on hand to discuss the energy savings that you will receive from replacement windows in your home. Not only that, they will be able to give you information on how to qualify for the $1500 Energy Tax Credit Savings from the Federal Government on your taxes. With the tough economic times our nation is experiencing, home owners are staying at home more and are ―sprucing it up.‖ The HBA show has vendors for every aspect of the home. From kitchen remodeling, bathtub/bathroom updates, lighting, garage doors, roofing, flooring, hardwood, concrete covering, concrete leveling and even building a new home, the HBA Show has something for everybody. This year’s event will be packed with beauty! The HBA Show will have 6 fully landscaped gardens to get you ready for spring! Together these landscapers will showcase over 5,000 square feet of beautiful outdoor living. Mr. Anthony’s is the perfect location to host the Home & Garden Show! With more than 600 parking spaces, a well lit interior, wide aisles and ease of access from anywhere in the three county area. This facility offers a great venue for the future of the HBA Home & Garden Show. Consumers know that they will talk with professional contractors because it is the HBA Home & Garden Show. They know and trust HBA vendors. This year’s event is sponsored by, Window World, Banner Supply, Boak & Sons Roofing & Insulation, WW Heating & Air Conditioning, Zinz Construction & Restoration, Armstrong, Better Business Bureau, Verizon Wireless, The Vindicator, Vindy.com and HBAMV.org. There is no cost for anybody attending the show. For more information on exhibiting your company at the show or simply attending, please contact HBA Executive Director Joshua Aikens at 330-9659779 or josh@hbamv.org.

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February 18, 2010
Elementary School must have all required documentation for placement in a class for the 2010-2011 School Year. Children need not be present for the Registration. A Kindergarten Screening Evaluation and Visitation of Kindergarten Classrooms will be scheduled during registration. That sounds like a lot but it is necessary paperwork that schools have to have now for all children not only those that are entering but also for those currently in attendance. The Prospect Principal, Mrs. Debra Gratz, the staff, administrators, and teachers want to encourage new students and are happy to answer any questions parents or guardians may have. Call the school for more information at 330545-3854 and they will be happy to help in any way. Don't wait until the end of summer if you are considering entering your child in school. It is important that you do so now so that they can be entered on time and have a positive beginning of their school years. Kindergarten visitation is held now so that they may visit a kindergarten class with current students to see what they are doing in their classrooms and to meet the kindergarten teachers. Prospect Elementary School has won many awards for their care, encouragement, and concern for the success of their students and for creating a positive atmosphere for learning. Call or stop in for information about beginning school for your child in Kindergarten at Prospect Elementary School. The PTO at Prospect Elementary School had to cancel their February Meeting due to weather conditions. There will be a meeting on the first Tuesday in March at the school cafeteria. Call the school office for the exact time. Officers for the new school year will soon be selected for both Prospect Elementary School and Girard Intermediate School. If you are a parent or grandparent, consider being an officer or committee person. They need your help. The fundraiser going on right now is Daffin's Easter Candy. There is a brochure in the school office for viewing or contact any Elementary School child for orders. They will be here in time for Easter and it will help the PTO fund activities for all the children to enjoy. A Spring Party and the End of the Year Festivities will be planned as well as other events from now until the end of the year which enhance the educational experience for the student and activities which include the entire family which are held in the cafeteria in the Spring. Call the school for info about the candy sale and other fundraisers and activities for students. Girard High School Drama Club will be presenting the musical "Aladdin" on stage in the Girard High School Auditorium on Friday, February 26th, Saturday, February 27th, both at 7 p.m., and Sunday, February 28th at 2 p.m. Senior Andrew' Johntony is playing the part of "Aladdin" with Miranda Boarts as "Jasmin." The villain of the story is "Jafar" played by Tyler Norris with his side-kick in crime, "Iago" the parrot played by Rachel Clifford. The "Sultan" is Sam Mohn. The Royal Guard "Razoul" is played by Joe Asente. The "Genie" is played by Kim Simeon. Students from Girard High School and Girard Junior High School are featured performers in the production. Tickets will be sold at the door. Adults will be $5.00, Students and Senior Citizens will be $4.00. Don't miss this delightful show filled with mystery, enchantment, and adventure for all ages. Girard High School has been ranked as one of the best High Schools in the USA. This was a three step process. The first two steps ensured that the schools winning this designation serve all their students well, using state proficiency standards as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare student~ for college-level work. GHS received the bronze medal this year. Girard staff, students, and administrators hope to win the gold medal next year. They feel that Girard students deserve a gold medal effort every day not only for their class work but for their service to school and community as well as their dedication to the many activities they participate in throughout the school year. Hats off to all for the achievement of this National Recognition. Wendy Shone who was in a recent car accident in this bad weather on Belmont A venue is doing better and is back at school. She is in her last semester at Youngstown State University working towards her degree in nursing. She is still feeling the effects of the car accident which totaled her car with a head on collision. Good luck to Wendy as she finishes her degree and we are all glad you are feeling better. Be careful out there. Wendy is the daughter of Beverly Young a retired Girard Teacher. Tom Archer retired last May from Girard Junior High after over thirty five years in the- Girard City School System as a Science Teacher, Physical Education and Health Teacher, a Middle School Principal, and Track and Field Coach to mention just a few of his many tasks over those years. His wife Jean has been battling cancer these past few months. All three of their children, Josh, Emily, and Sarah, graduated from Girard High School and were not only great students but great people like their parents. Cards and notes of encouragement would surely be appreciated. Pete Gabriel and wife Julie were out with friends for Valentine's Day after church to enjoy a dinner together. Pete is a retired history teacher and coach from Girard High School. Pete was a past president of the Girard Education Association and became an expert on the health insurance for the teacher's association helping many understand the process and paperwork involved. Pete had on a bright red shirt for the day and also a "special tie" for the day as he was always noted for in his classroom. The tie had a picture of King Kong on it with the movie background. The first Christmas after Pete retired, all the teachers in Girard High School found a tie that had belonged to Pete in their mailboxes as a special "Christmas Remembrance" with a note attached for the holidays. Each teacher wore their tie for the day and a picture that ended up in the yearbook. It was a great Christmas gift for all of us with great fun attached to it as we all fondly remembered the friendship we all shared with Pete and his leadership of the teacher's association. His mother-in-law is 94 years old and is still at Autumn Hill's Care Center. Pete would stop in and see my mother and me when he was able to take a few moments. His words were always encouraging during such a tough time. Valentine's Day is over and March will soon be here with better weather I hope. My mother Jane loved Spring and it can't get here soon enough. Stay warm by the fire. Better days are ahead.

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In memory of Jane A. Harris By SueEllen Harris-Davis
Frisky squirrels in the yard seem undaunted By winter's chilling blast, A treasured bit from a hidden cache, Seems to be all they ask.

Some days this week it was only the squirrels that dared to venture out into the yard clinging to tree branches which were already filled with heavy amounts of snow. They actually helped to shake off some of winter's white "gift" as some would call it when the landscape is newly blanketed with the wonder of a gently falling snow, continuously falling snow, never-ending snow. The beauty of the yard gives way it seems after the first good blast of winter to what most call "cabin fever." Shutting in those who would rather be cozy by the fireside than to venture out in deep snow beyond their highest boot tops is Mother Nature's way of demanding that some take a rest for a while to take in the beauty of the seasons. As long as the white wonderland can be viewed from indoors, some can appreciate the season's picturesque change in our yards. The squirrels have helped in knocking off the snow from the pine trees in our yard. Now if we can only train them to do something about the long ice cycles attached to the house their job might be complete. Snow has been the topic of most news broadcasts and the inconvenience of closing and canceling many activities including schools often is a frustration to many. The Weather Channel took time this week to show home videos of people having fun in the snow especially children and their families as many who have grown up in the South have never seen snow before. We often take the change in the seasons here in Ohio for granted and are oft reminded that not everybody has to deal with slippery roads and rescheduled events around the country. My cousins David and Pam Patterson moved to the Carolinas to have warmer winters with their grandchildren and son David and his wife relocated their to find a job. They are probably some of the only people on their streets to know how to drive in the snow there. The news commentators said that every state in the union except Hawaii had snow this week which was a very unique circumstance. In many places in our town of Girard it is still difficult to get around. As soon as the snow is cleared in streets and driveways, it seems to snow just enough to cover things again and add to the already large piles of snow and ice. Under the firmly packed snow is often a layer of ice that has long been forgotten when the first snow came down. It's still there. Many of us unfortunately have found it when walking to businesses or even to work. I'd like to think that this weather will change soon but I am reminded that my daughter Heidi was born on April 13th and when we took her home on the 18th, it was in a blizzard and had to bundle her up in blankets because of the cold snowy weather. Spring will return and those "snow birds" who made their way early to Florida or other parts South are sorry now they didn't take along a few of their winter clothes from home. Their only consolation is that it probably melts faster and they, being from the frozen North, at least know how to drive in the white stuff. Enjoy a warm fire, a hot cup of cocoa, and watch the Winter Olympics. They have warm temperatures and rain. Competition is the catalyst that propels the nation into success in schools, sports, and business ventures as well. Though we often don't like to admit it, we all must deal with the "Competitive Spirit of America" whether positive or negative in its influence. We see it everyday in classrooms, work places, and even in social situations with organizations all vying for funding on different levels in grants, from individuals, and other sources to perpetuate the existence of what someone feels is a worthwhile organization or cause. If you don't watch the Winter Olympics and are not particularly a sports fan, you should at least take time to listen to the stories behind some of the athletes competing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The struggles both physically, emotionally, and mentally that some have had to endure and yet continue their quest for success at their sport is truly amazing. Most seem to have had adversity which had to be overcome and many have had to face overwhelming tragedy in their lives with unexpected illness, injury, or death of a beloved family member. Yet these young people have overcome these trials and gone above and beyond what anyone could expect of them to succeed. Many of these young athletes are truly and inspiration to us all in what they strive to achieve and what they have struggled to overcome. Take time in these next two weeks to view some of the events in the Winter Olympics and pay special attention to the stories of determination, the unwillingness to accept defeat at any level. Some of these young athletes exemplify the ability of the human spirit to rise above any adversity that life deals to them. Enjoy these moments of triumph in these young Olympians remembering that they represent us in so many important ways. The Girard Boys Basketball Team is soon to go into Tournament. The season's final Home game on the regular season calendar is on Tuesday, February 16th, weather permitting. The Girard High School Gymnasium is the site of the game and parking lots should be cleared in time for the JV Game which begins at 6 p.m. The Varsity Boys Game will begin at approximately 7 p.m. The game will be against Champion. The final game of the season will be Away at LaBrae on Friday, February 19th. The Girard Girls Basketball Final Regular Season Game is scheduled Away at Struthers on Wednesday, February 17th. The game will begin at 6 p.m. with the JV Girls Game and the Varsity will begin at approximately 7 p.m. there. Good luck to all the basketball teams at all grade levels as they begin Tournament play. There will be an Early Dismissal of classes from kindergarten through the 12th grade on Wednesday, February 17th, for a teacher's in service meeting scheduled throughout the Girard City School District. Usually these meetings are mandated by the State of Ohio and required certain instruction for teachers. Interim Reports are due on February 19th but may have to be changed because of the weather conditions and the necessary days off. Road conditions that are safe for students are the key factor in closing schools throughout the area. Valentine's Day card exchange and parties in the Elementary Classrooms at Prospect will have to be rescheduled for this week sometime since the Valentine Day Parties were to be held last Wednesday when school was called off because of weather conditions. Parents and students will be notified by the school as to when they will be held. Valentine's Day is often a well remembered time for family and friends. It has been expanded for more than remembering "Sweethearts" only which is still a great reason for observing the day. Expressing love to friends and family members has also become a part of the Valentine's Day Traditions. Flower shops, Candy shops, and Gift shops were busy in town even on Sunday this year since February 14th fell on Sunday, stores remained open for those last minute shoppers who wanted to find something special for a loved one. Restaurants also had "deals" on "meals" to entice couples to eat out at a nice place for the day and enjoy a time together away from the kitchen and household chores. The

minister of the Girard First United Methodist Church, Rev. Betsy Schenk, in her children's sermon made sure that all listeners left with a Valentine Card from her and a red candy heart sucker. Of course the "kids" in the Adult Choir all got one from her too. My dad Edgar made Valentine's Day fun. He never forgot to bring something special home for an his "girls" as he would call us. Usually my mother Jane got something extra special from him such as a large fancy decorated box of candy, or Channel NO.5 perfume, or a piece of jewelry like a heart she could wear when they would go out to special dinners in town. Mrs. 0', my grandmother Grace as he would call her, would get a fancy handkerchief or scarf, red of course, and I would get a special box of chocolates all decorated with fancy ribbons. My dad would usually get a red tie from us or a new shirt and my grandmother would fix his favorite dinner and a special pie for dessert. We made every special day throughout the year one to celebrate as a family. We always had surprises we would share and planned each time with something fun to remember. Those days were always ones to look forward to just by being able to celebrate them together. There were a number of specialty stores in downtown Girard to shop. Charles Shops had men's and women's clothing and always had a variety of gifts that were one of a kind items. They even gift wrapped them while you waited and helped you pick something out that fit they occasion. They new all their customers personally and would be able to pick the correct sizes too. Beautiful ladies scarves came in special boxes as well as being gift-wrapped for the day. Jewelry items on the women's side and fancy handkerchiefs in boxes too with red ribbon tied around them were a great gift of those times. My grandmother Grace never left the house to go to church, Circle, or Unit without one of those handkerchiefs tucked under her watchband in a color to match her outfit. Candy at Rodney Ann's was a stop especially for Valentine's Day and the fancy boxes with an assortment of chocolate delicacies was something you wouldn't want to miss. There were a number of other places in the downtown area of Girard that provided special greeting cards, small stuffed animals, dolls, and various other gift items that anyone in the family would enjoy. Shoe stores were another stop that shoppers enjoyed with two such places on the downtown streets. If they didn't have your size, they would make an effort to order them in quickly and pick up would be in just a few days. Ben Franklin's Five and Ten Cent Store was on Liberty Street in the downtown Girard area and the store was filled with many items you couldn't find anywhere else. The Girard Hardware was equal to none other in the area in its service and variety of hard- to-find parts and equipment for any type of job at home or in a business. The downtown of Girard is growing with small new businesses. Several gift shops such as Daffin's Candies, Karen's Joy, Vintage, and More, Peggy 11agill-Celedonia's Gift Shop, and several others that are trying to make Girard a place for their business have opened on Liberty Street and State Street. Someone recently reminded me that in front of what is now the Chase Bank there used to be a system of pipes that would melt the snow from the sidewalk and we reminisced about watching the steam rise as the water evaporated. Shops were busy even on Sunday this year downtown thanks to shoppers choosing to spend their time locally looking for gifts. Their patronage is appreciated by local businesses who are trying to stay open and be a part of Girard. Good food is also part of the atmosphere located in downtown Girard and a stroll down Liberty Street in the business area will give a variety of food places to visit from morning 'til night. Up and down State Street is a another variety of food establishments serving all types of simple to complete meal dining from breakfast hours until late at night. These places employ Girard people and as a community we need to do as much as possible to promote these eating places among friends and family so they stay open. Many are owned and operated by local Girard residents who like to stay in Girard both to live and work here. Service and menus are excellent in all of these places also. Christina Costello has been made a manager of the Dunkin Donuts on Salt Springs Road. She is a graduate of Girard High School and also a graduate of Youngstown State University. Many employees there are from Girard. Her brother Joe Costello is also a graduate of GHS and a college graduate with ajob location in the Carolina's. It is nice to see hometown people being promoted to positions within their workplaces. Congratulations. Christina was an outstanding student at Girard and was a Beta Club President as well as being involved in many other organizations at GHS. Her leadership skills, knowledge, and her ability to work with others positively will help her succeed in all that she chooses to do. Christina's mom Linda Costello is part of the staff of Prospect Elementary School. Happy Birthday to Girard Intermediate School Teacher Kelly (Arp) Hontula who celebrated on February 10th. Her husband John Hontula is employed at Mineral Ridge, Weathersfield Township Schools, as a school nurse. Best Wishes as you celebrate. Congratulations to Travis and Andrea Birch on the birth of Hailey Elizabeth Birch, their new daughter. She is also the granddaughter of Melanie and Gus Birch. Hailey was born on February 6th. On February 22nd, the Red Cross will hold the Girard Blood Drive at the Girard First United Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall from 1 to 6 p.m. Donors may enter from the Main Street Entrance across from the Girard City Building. The church is located on Market Street in Girard one block west of State Street across from the Girard Post Office. Donors are really needed as blood supplies are always row this time of year. For more information, contact the church office at 330-545-4361 or Ray Nevel who is in charge of the Girard Blood Drive. The Hannah Circle of the Girard First United Methodist Church will have a Soup and Chicken Salad Sale. They will be selling Unstuffed Pepper Soup for $5.00 a quart and Chicken Salad for $5.00 a pound. They will also be selling Croissants for $.50 cents each on Sunday, March 7th. The deadline to order is Sunday, February 28th. Pick ups for orders will be after worship services on March 7th. Make checks out to Hannah Circle for payment in advance. Orders only will be for sale and pickup. Call the church to place an order at 330-545-4361. Girard City Schools Prospect Elementary Kindergarten Registration is now underway for the 2010-2011 School Year. Children who are five years old by September 30th and have received the required immunizations which are 5 DPT, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, Hepatitis B Series (3 doses), and Varicella (2 doses) , should pick up a packet of information at Prospect Elementary School, Girard Free Library, or the Girard Superintendent's Office. A Physician's Report, in the packet, must be filled out by a physician and returned by the first day of school with the above information on it. Parents or guardians should return completed packets between March 1 st to the 12th to Prospect Elementary School Office. Required documentation includes the child's Birth Certificate, Complete Immunizations, Food Stamp or Medicaid Card, Social Security Card, Custody Papers, and IEP or MFE if applicable. Proof of Residency must be established by the parent or guardian by presenting a Mortgage or bank payment book or Lease which must be notarized, Utility bills, two pieces of business mail or a Valid Ohio Driver's License. Only completed packets will be accepted and a screening scheduled. Screenings are scheduled for April 12th and April 13th at the Girard Free Library by appointment only. Prospect

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Trumbull SWCD Supervisors Sworn In at State SWCD Convention
For Immediate Release: Richard Houk of Newton Township and Peter Kepner of Hartford Township, newly re- elected Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Supervisors, were sworn into office on the floor of the Ohio House of Representatives Chamber by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer during the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District’s 67th annual meeting held in Columbus. This meeting brought together nearly 400 conservation leaders throughout the state, including Supervisors and staff from Ohio’s 88 county SWCDs, leaders of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Association of Conservation Districts, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio State University Extension, and many key conservation related Ohio businesses. The event focused on the theme ―Conservation: Leading into the Future.‖ A few of the highlights of this year’s event includes a taping of the OFBF’s ―Town Hall Ohio‖ radio show, a new leadership academy focused on conservation related issues, and a delegate session conducted in the Ohio House of Representatives Chamber located in the Ohio Statehouse. Trumbull County’s delegate was Bruce Lev of Liberty Township who serves as the Board Chair of the Trumbull County SWCD. Working with staff from the state and local SWCDs, State Reps Tom Letson, Sandra Harwood, and Deborah Newcomb assisted in getting the Speakers office to allow the OFSWCD to use the chambers during the event. Additionally, the meeting included a community service project which involved food and monetary donations made by the meeting participants to the Mid Ohio Foodbank. As a result of this two-day effort, 421 pounds and $520 were donated to help feed Ohio’s neediest individuals. According to the foodbank’s representative, 421 meals resulted from this food donation and the bank will be able to purchase $4,160 dollars worth of food from the monetary donations offered. The OFSWCD is a non-profit organization providing support and assistance to Ohio’s 88 county Soil and Water Conservation Districts. SWCDs provide a variety of conservation related assistance and programs to landowners and user’s of Ohio’s working lands -- working hard to keep soils productive and waters clean throughout the state of Ohio. For more information on the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District or the OFSWCD, please contact Mike Wilson SWCD Administrator at (330) 637-2046 ext 101 or visit the Trumbull website www.swcd.co.trumbull.oh..us or the OFSWCD website: www.ofswcd.org.

RMS yearbook orders
Before you know it school will be over. So buy your RMS yearbook now. The yearbook staff will be selling yearbooks February 22-26 from 7:15 am -7:30 am by the main doors. The cost is $20. Checks are to be made out to Reed Middle School.

Kay Lanes leagues
Kays Bantam: Gina Mazaine 116/197, Julianno Srock 99/184, Alyssa Shonce 77/122, Christian Dixon 101/198, Donald Bishop 156/268, Daniel Barker 103/178. Kays Prep Rachel Bendon 160/448, Cheyenne Moore 110/281, Heleena Thomas 88/258. Elijah DuPonty 104/260, Dakota Kaczmark 120/344, Nick Oblinshky 110/310. Kay’s Junior Morgan Shepley 139/408, Miranda Boyle 179/471, Hannah Guidosh 123/316. Deavon Group 173/431, Bradley Woodley 213/474, Dillon Simmons 127/372.

Hubbard Community Youth Baseball/ Softball program signup
The last day to sign up for the Hubbard Community Youth League Baseball/Softball programs is March 1, 2010. Forms are available at Shop and Save in Hubbard. There will be a $10.00 late fee. Anyone signing up after that date will be put on a waiting list. Please contact Ted Thirion at 330-534-5954 with any questions. Anyone, ages 13 or older, interested in being a referee for Baseball/Softball for the coming season please contact Ted Thirion at 330-534-5954. The next meeting for the Hubbard Community Youth League will be held on March 7, 2010 in the City Building. General meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES RESCHEDULED !!!!
The Parent Teacher Conference night has been rescheduled for Thursday evening, February 18, 2010. The conferences at the high school and Reed will be from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The conferences at Roosevelt will be from 3:15 – 9:15 PM. Parents who have conference appointments are to meet with their son/daughters’ teacher during the original scheduled time. If you are unable to keep the appointment time, please notify the school secretary so that schedule adjustments can be made. The Roosevelt Family Literacy Night scheduled for Thursday, February 18, will be rescheduled. The administration and teaching staff are preparing for the OGT and the OAA (Ohio Achievement Assessment, formerly the OAT). Parents are an important link in helping their child have success on these tests. Our school and community must work together to ensure our continued excellence. Reed Middle School will be offering parent OAA workshops on the following dates: · Thursday, March 18, 6:30 PM · Tuesday March 23, 6:30 PM · Thursday, March 25, 6:30 PM We urge Reed Middle School parents to attend one of these informative workshops. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 330-534-1921 x1003.

Hubbard Conservation Club News
INDOOR ARCHERY IS STARTING ON TUESDAY FEB. 23, 2010 from 6PM to 9PM. Archery will be held every Sunday from 1PM to 4PM and every Tuesday from 6PM to 9PM and will run through Sunday April 25. We welcome everyone to come out and join us, for more infomation please call: 330-240-7254 The Hubbard Conservation Club is located at 1760 Wick Campbell Rd , Hubbard, Oh. The club welcomes new members, join us at a meeting at 7 PM on the 2Nd Wednesday of each month to apply for a membership, for more information call: 330-5017650 or 724-813-8633. The club holds a Turkey Shoot every Thursday at 7PM, for more information call: 330-534-3155. The club is having an on going Scrap Metal Drive, to donate or for pick up of metal to be recycled, call: 330-534-8630 or 330-5017650. A Concealed Carry Course is offered monthly, for information or to make reservations for the next class, call: 330-856-9949 The HCC building and grounds are available for rent at reasonable rates, for information or to view the building for your event in 2010, call: 330-717-3877.

“Have A Heart”
For Easter Seals This Valentine’s Day Weekend Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties invites you to participate in their ―Have A Heart‖ event this Valentine’s Day weekend. Bring in your mismatched, broken, old or unwanted gold, silver and/or platinum items to Komara Jeweler’s two locations and receive CASH! That’s right…you will receive CASH for your items and then Komara Jeweler’s will donate a percentage of the value of the items you bring in to Easter Seals. Proceeds from this three day event will help support Easter Seals programs and services for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. ―Have A Heart‖ for Easter Seals this Valentine’s Day…and help Easter Seals make a difference in the lives of others in our community! Visit Komara Jeweler’s two locations in Cornersburg and Howland: February 11th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. February 12th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. February 13th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope to see you there! For more information please Jodi Harmon at 330-743-1168 or visit www.mtc.easterseals.com.

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Girls Basketball Association
The girls basketball association will host over 45 tournaments in the spring 2010. The GBA will be hosting over 45 tournaments in 2010. All tournaments are open for girls ages 9u-17u. For a free listing of all the GBA Spring 2010 tournaments visit our website at www.gbabasketball.com or call the basketball office at 740-685-2468. These tournaments are open to all AAU, TBOA, GBA, and other teams that want to play spring basketball.

FOR RENT Looking for someone to rent this space and put The Review Newspapers to work for you or your business. Just call 330-544-5500 and your Advertisement could be here!
St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church
Presents Their Famous Fish Dinners
Starting February 19th—March 26th • 4-7 p.m. (Carry out starts at 3:30 p.m.) 4453 Warren Sharon Road Vienna, Ohio

VFW Honors Member
The Hubbard VFW Post 3767 monthly honorary member is Bruce Phillips Sr.who will be 90 years young in August.. His tour of duty was in the Air Force from 1941-1946 during WWII as a mechanic on P-38 fighter planes in New Guinea. He also served in occupied Japan, Guam, Iwo and Pellelau. While in Tokyo, Japan he helped repair the air base runways. Bruce has been a lifelong resident of Hubbard along with his late wife Theresa and his children, Bruce Jr., Debra, Mark and David. He has been serving the Hubbard VFW for many outstanding years as Sgt. at Arms as well as many other activities to honor our fellow veterans. Thank you Bruce, for your service to our country and community.

Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Every Friday during Lent

Friday Lenten Speci als Health
Eating - All Baked Ne ver Fried
Salad & 1 Side

Dinners include ...baked or fried fish, parsley potatoes, pieroghi, coleslaw, applesauce, bread and butter, homemade desserts and beverage.

Children 6-12 $4.00 (under 6 –free)
Free parking available.

Adults $8.75 • Seniors $8.50

1. Beer Battered Co d Dinner . . w/Side

$7.99 $5.99

42 North Main Street • Hubbard, OH 44425

2. Beer Battered Co d Wrap . . . w/Lettuce, 3. Haddock in Butte r & Garlic . . w/Side 4. Crab Cake on Ba guette . . . . w/1 Sid
e Salad & 1 Side Tomata, Mayo, or Tartar Sua ce

(Cheese Avail.)

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Refrigerators • Washers • Dryers • Dishwashers Stoves • Ranges • Microwaves • Dehumidifiers And More!

$7.99 $5.99 $5.99

5. Pirogi Dinner . . . . . . . . . . w/Sid 6. Shrimp & Fries Ba sket . . . .
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Macaroni & Cheese or Fries, Coleslaw, Rolls & Butter

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Carry Out or Dine In!

Large Portions Fish off the Dish!

Sat. Night Feb. 20th • 8-11 p.m.

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Open Fridays 3:30-6:30

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Letter to the
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Hubbard resident to receive Patrol’s Certificate of Recognition of heroic actions
A Hubbard man was honored today for his heroic actions following a one vehicle crash on January 8, 2010, on Salt-Springs Road, in WeathersfieldTownship in TrumbullCounty. James M. Noyes was presented with a Certificate of Recognition today by Lt. Joseph Dragovich, Commander of the Patrol’s Warren Post, for his selfless actions to assist a crash victim. On January 8, Mr. Noyes witnessed a vehicle hit the guardrail and travel down a steep snow-covered embankment where it overturned into a creek. Without hesitation or regard for his own personal safety, Mr. Noyes descended the embankment and entered the frigid water. The driver of the partially submerged vehicle was unable to exit his vehicle on his own, so Mr. Noyes pulled the driver out and helped him to safety. Mr. Noyes then provided aid and comfort, including his own coat and shirt to help the victim stay warm, until emergency personnel arrived on the scene.

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
Violation of no contact order, Smith St., Noise complaint, Unwanted person, Criminal simulation, Accident, Drug investigation, Fire alarm, Telephone harassment, 02/04/10 1501 Disturbance, Accident, Accident, Accident, Tree in roadway, Disabled vehicle, Accident, Disabled semis, Criminal mischief, Unruly juvenile, Theft, Medical, Medical, Accident, Medical, Assist Hubbard Accident, Accident, Animal complaint, AccidentAccident, Telecommunication harassment, Runaway. Aggravated menacing Accident, Harassment, Theft of fuel, Accident, Suspicious actrivity, Assault.

Dear Editor;
Kelley-Robb Funeral Home of Hubbard, Ohio is embarking on a new program of honoring our fallen veterans, police officers and fire fighters by flying the flag of their branch of service directly below the flag of our United States. It will be flown in front of Kelley -Robb Funeral Home from the time they are made aware of the funeral until the burial takes place. On behalf of Hubbard veterans and those of VFW Post 3767, we greatly appreciate their new policy and hope that this program of honoring our heroes will spread nationwide. Tony Kavalesky, Chaplain of Hubbard VFW Post 3767

VFW GOLF LEAGUE BANQUET
All 2009 V.F.W. Golf League Members are invited to the Banquet on March 20, 2010, at the V.F.W. Hall. Doors will Open at 6:00 and 6:30 dinner will be served. Hope to see you there! Please remind other members. If you have any questions please Contact Thom 330-534-3814, Dick 330-534-8135 or Dan 330534-2574.

SPIECH MENS & BOYS WEAR CLASSIC BOWLING LEAGUE BELL WICK BOWL: 02/08/2010
HIGH SETS / GAMES: Jim Bryant 279 -741, George Hall 269 -739, Jim Baker 267 -717, Jerry Fralick 253 -708, Joe Simon 244 -699, Al Clark 275 -687, Mark Ferrara 248 -687, Bruce Curall 265 -667, Matt Clipse 246 -667, and Russ Slagle 233 664. STANDINGS: GCG Construction 6 - 2, Bryant’s Team 6 - 2, and Industrial Air Control 6 - 2. HIGH GAMES: Ray Bentley 276, Rich Berry 248, Chuck Fagan 248, Frank Florjancic 244, and Ron Killian 236. TEAM HIGHS: Mark’s Team 1199-3380, GCG Construction 1108-3181, and Finelli Plumbing 1090-3098.

ST. PATRICK HUBBARD FISH FRY
St. Patrick in Hubbard will be holding their annual fish fries every Friday beginning February 19-March 26 in the church hall. Times are 4-6 PM. Large Haddock fish dinners are served either beer battered or baked and Italian baked. New this year is popcorn shrimp. Each dinner includes choice of one side, except the Italian Baked, which come with Italian sauce and shells. All dinners include coleslaw or applesauce, bread and butter, beverage, and desert. This years choice of sides include: French Fries, Mac n Cheese, Pierogies, and Homemade Halushki. You may dine in our homey atmosphere or take out. Adult dinners are $8.00 and children are $ 6.00. You may call ahead for takeout at 330-534-4219.

HELEN BLACK MILLER CHAPEL AVAILABLE FOR 2010 RENTALS
The Mercer County Historical Society is pleased to announce the availability of its Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel for weddings, recitals, and concerts in 2010. Preserved and moved to its current location in the 1970’s by the Historical Society, the chapel was originally known as the Church of St. Edmund the Martyr. This historic chapel can hold 100 guests for weddings, recitals, and other approved community events. It is also the home of the Society’s Chamber Players, who give free concerts of chamber music there three times a year. The Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel is located on the grounds of the Historical Society on the Courthouse Square in Mercer. Photos are available on our website at www.mchspa.org. Please call the Historical Society at 724-6623490 for more information about rental.

Girard 7th grade wins over Niles. Collin Cramer led the tribe
BY MIKE KOLIC

It was a team effort, as Girard drilled Niles 37-18. The seventh grade was led by Collin "Kobe" Cramer. Just like Kobe Bryant, Cramer could do it all offense, defense and steals. He had 15 points. Others scoring were Kyle Harris 6, Marc Rhodes 4, Isaiah Hayes 4, and little in size but a real good shooter and defender Kyle Cario had 4, Christian Bello had 2, as did Tyler Kilbourne.Mike Bowser Robert Durr Brian Spence, whose done a great job all year. Jason Johnson and Mark Zuppo were their

HUBBARD PUBLIC LIBRARY
In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, the 2009 Annual Financial Report for Hubbard Public Library, 436 West Liberty Street, Hubbard, Ohio has been completed and filed with the Ohio Auditor of State Office. The report and cash balance sheets are available for review at the office of the library's fiscal officer during regular working hours. A copy of the report can be provided upon request.

Kindergarten registration in Brookfield
Requirements needed to enroll a child in kindergarten are listed below. A child will not be enrolled until all items are completed. Official birth certificate, two proofs of residency-must be current utility bill or lease agreement. All Immunizations. Registrations will be Monday March , 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Thursday, march 11, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For more information please call 724-347-1851.

The Second Annual

TOT SPOT DAYCARE
Fun and Learning
Tammy Wilson Open 24 Hours as Needed I would like to take care of your child in a small but safe family daycare! 8126 Addison Rd. • Masury, OH

St. George Croatian Center/Croatian Home
3200 Vestal Rd., Youngstown, OH

330-448-6003

Birth Age to 12 Years Old Have both indoor and outdoor program Open before and after school program.

Certified by Trumbull County and Also Accept Private Pay!

The road to better Advertising, starts here! Call us at 330-544-5500 and let us put you on the right road!

Doors Open at 1:00 p.m. Admission $3.00
Door Prizes • Food Products • Handmade Items Music CD’s • 50/50 Raffle • Chinese Auction Croatian Music will be provided for your listening pleasure 1:30 p.m. by Happy Hearts Tamburitzans and a very talented group of young men which includes: Peter and David Kosovec, Bob Sestili, and Justin Greenwald. For information, call Renee at 330-788-2154 or The Croatian Home 330-799-0914.

Show your “Croatian Pride
There will be something for everyone!

Dobro Dosi!

Sat., Feb. 20th • 9 p.m.
Stevenson Inn & Restaurant Proudly Presents

The Barflies
COMING ATTRACTIONS
TSB Band T.B.S., Ohio 9p.m.-1 a.m. . . . . . . Sat. Feb. 27th Another Local Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fri. March 5th Sound Bite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sat. March 6th The Hern Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sat. March 13th The Sensations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sat. March 20th Southern Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sat. March 27th American, Italian & Middle Eastern Cuisine by Chef Nadie 5-7 Happy Hours
Taking Reservations for Private Parties, Holiday Banquets and Class Reunions. Senior Citizens! 15% Discount from 2-5 p.m. Tues-Fri Winter Hours

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(Open for Lunch and Dinner)

Tues thru Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Closed Sun. & Mon.

STEVENSON INN and RESTAURANT Previously Stevenson Elementary School
330-619-5354
1144 Braodway Ave. Masury, OH

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Heart Healthy

St. Rose School in Girard

Girard Family welcomes Navy Offer

St. Rose School students in grades K thru 4 Participated in a heart healthy event during Catholic Schools Week. This year the annual event raised $4400.00 for the American Heart Association. Pictured l to r jumping are Mrs. Borton, principal, and Mrs. Macali, Physical education teacher, as Mayor Jim Melfi looks on.

Diocesan Personnel Director Lois Cavucci and Mayor James Melfi visited St. Rose School during our Jump for Heart stations. Many parent volunteers made the morning physically fit and funfilled as they gave of their time to run fitness stations. Principal Linda Borton successfully did the hula hoop as she tried out various stations. Contributed Photos.

Students get ready to participate in the annual “Jump for Heart” Event at St. Rose School. Students in grades K thru 4 raised $4400.00 this year for the American Heart Association.

FITCH CLASS OF 65 PLANS REUNION FOR SEPTEMBER

St. Rose School was blest to have special guests visit during Catholic Schools' Week. Superintendent Dr. Michael Skube visited during our Jump for Heart workout with grades K-4. Dr. Skube is shown here with Principal Linda Borton.

LWV of Trumbull County February Membership Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Trumbull County will hold their February membership dinner meeting on Monday, February 22, 2010 at McMenamy’s Banquet Center on Route 422 in Niles. “What is a Business Incubator” will be the presentation topic by Barbara Ewing, Economic Development Coordinator from the Office of Congressman Tim Ryan. She will discuss the Youngstown Business Incubator and the proposed Warren Business Incubator. Registration is at 6:00 pm with a buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the dinner meeting will be $12.75. You must RSVP by Thursday, February 18, 2010 by sending your check made payable to LWV of Trumbull County to P.O. Box 161, Fowler, Ohio 44418 or by contacting Phyllys Savelle at psavelle624@yahoo.com or 330-883-4929. LWV of Trumbull County will also be celebrating the 90th birthday of the League of Women Voters at this meeting. Please join us! The League of Women Voters is a trusted, nonpartisan political organization where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement. Join LWV and be directly involved in shaping the important issues to keep our community strong, safe and vibrant. Membership in the League is open to men and women. Please visit the LWV of Trumbull County website at http:// www.orgsites.com/oh/lwvtc.

Contributed Photo Plans are underway for the class reunion of the Austintown Fitch class of 1965. Tenative arrangements include a tailgate party at the Fitch home football game on Sept. 17, with a dinner and dance at the I.T.A.M. Club on Meridian Road on September 18. Letters are being prepared, and current addresses are vital to the success of the events. If you have questions or know of an address change since the last reunion, please contact Gary Cunningham at 330 654-5076 or Lynn (Coates) Foriska at 330 792-0172. Shown in picture left to right: Don Rosenberger, June (Wem) Logan, Lynn (Coates) Foriska, Jeanne (Dixon) Cunningham, Gary Cunningham, Gary Reel. Missing: Carol Powers

The Johntony Family of Girard is proud to announce that grandson, Vinnie Rider , has signed with the NAVY football program as for his college education. Rider is the grandson of Joanne and Nick Johntony and plays for the Athens Bulldogs . Rider was named Southeastern All-District Defensive Player of the Year and made All Ohio Defensive Team. Congressman Charlie Wilson recommended Rider for the appointment. Photo by Roselyn Gadd

NIGHT AT THE RACES
Sponsored by McDonald Little Blue Devils, on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Races run 7-11 p.m. Will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in McDonald. Admission is $10 per person. Come and have a great time.

Kelly Robb Funeral Home Classic
Team Scratch Game: Joe’s Auto Glass 1048, Francis Pro Shop 1031. Team Scratch Series: Leali Bros. 2876, Rich’s Boys 2850. Team Handicap Game: Rich’s Boys 1123, Joes Auto Glass 1108. Team Handicap Series: Francis Pro Shop 3201, Michaels Bar and Grille. Individual Actual High Set: Mark Ferrara 246/216/278=740., Ron Killian 262/680, Dick Soles 244/663, Brian Chavis 261/646, Rich Gramelt 235/645, Brian Stanton 248/644, George Hall II 221/642, Ted Bundy 214/634, Elijah Dow, and John Doughton III 225/612. Individual Actual Game: Mitch Ingles Sr. 256, and Joe White 235. Kelley– Div. Joe’s Auto Glass won 18.5 and lost 5.5. Francis pro Shop won 16 and lost 8, Leali Bros. won 14.5 and lost 9.5. Robb Div.: Rich’s Boys won 17 and lost 7, Ron’s Sign Shop won 14 and lost 10, and Michael’s Bar and Grille won 12 and lost 12.

Ohio Youth Basketball
The 18th Annual Ohio Youth Basketball School Team State Championships for boys and girls in the 3rd –4th-5th and 6th graders will be held February 27-28 in Columbus, Ohio. Over 150 Teams participated in last years tournament. For more details on this and other OYB events call 740.808.0380 or go to www.OhioYouthbasketball.com.

Sharon Regional’s Breast Care Center earns Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Award
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded Sharon Regional Health System’s Breast Care Center designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation. The Center of Excellence recognition is only awarded to facilities that have earned accreditation in all of the ACR’s breast imaging accreditation modules, including mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound breast biopsy). The Breast Center is located within Sharon Regional’s Diagnostic and Imaging Center at 2435 Garden Way in Hermitage. Betty Shindel, M.D., a board certified radiologist and fellowship trained breast imaging specialist, stated the Center of Excellence recognition is further evidence of the quality of services provided at the Breast Care Center. ―Here at Sharon Regional, in addition to the services recently accredited, we’re offering women many options that aren’t available at other centers, including the Shenango Valley’s only digital mammography for superior imaging results, breast MRI and MRI guided breast biopsies, and much more, all in the same location,‖ Dr. Shindel said. ―We’re confident that our Breast Care Center offers our patients an unparalleled level of breast services and follow-up care,‖ Dr. Shindel concluded. Sharon Regional’s Breast Care Center also offers mammography with the option for same day results, biopsies, and Saturday mammography appointments. Direct consults are available for medical and radiation oncology, onsite breast surgeons, genetic evaluation and counseling, reconstructive surgery, and rehabilitation services. An additional highlight of the Center is a dedicated breast care nurse navigator, certified in both breast imaging and cancer care, who provides women with personalized education and support throughout the biopsy, surgical intervention, and treatment process. In addition to the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence certification, the Breast Care Center continues to maintain accreditation through the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). For more information or to schedule a tour of the Center, call 724-983 -7394.

8th Annual

Sponsored by Girard City Survivors

First Christian Church - 140 E. Broadway • Girard, OH

Sunday, February 28, 2010 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Tomi Cardinale
Floral Designer

Bake Sale • Homemade Wedding Soup Carry Out Available Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00 Children 12 and under $3.50 For more information contact Annie 330-501-7551

Martha Thomas Florist
Event Planning
3415 Eagle Creek Road Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430

330-898-0643 330-550-4663 Adding a special touch to any occasion!

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HUBBARD CITY - Move right in, unpack & relax! This charming 3-Story w/3-4 Bedrooms, updated C/A, Jacuzzi, very open floor plan, Formal Dining Room w/ Lead Glass, also French Doors that overlooks a large deck. Kitchen w/some appliances, Security System. Full Basement, Garage. #1482 $98,900.

CAMPBELL - 4 Bedroom Brick Cape Cod w/Bonus Room. First Floor Master Suite, Formal Dining Room, Eat-in Kitchen w/All Appliances. Updated Furnace and Central Air, All of this situated on over 2 acres of city living! Security System, Full Basement, Park-like Setting, 2 Car Garage. #1474 $133,900.

WARREN - Great Location! Formerly Mary M‟s Restaurant. Over 3,000 sq. ft. Includes over 100 parking spaces. On Parkman Rd. 200‟x200‟ lot. $375,000 #1476.

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HUBBARD - All you need to do is move your furniture into this 4 level split w/New Honey Oak Kitchen. All new windows & doors. Formal Dining Room w/Laminate Floors. 2 Full Baths. Family Room w/Stone Wood Burning Fireplace. Large Deck off Dining Area, Fenced Back Yard w/New oversized shed, attached garage. #1464 $129,500.

HUBBARD - Beautiful open floor plan comes with HUBBARD CITY - Quality & Immaculate describes this 3 Bedroom 1½ Story, only 3 years young. this 3 bedroom Split Level in Meadowlands. ComGreat Room w/vaulted ceiling & fireplace. 1st pletely redecorated and painted. Laminate floors in kitchen and formal dining room which overlooks Floor Master Suite & Bath, 1st Floor Laundry, large 18 ft bedroom upstairs. Nice size lot, 2 car large 22x14 Great Room. 1½ baths, 2,000 sq. ft., 2 car garage. #1326 $139,900. garage. A Must see! #1450 $174,900.

HUBBARD TWP. - Come see this 3-4 Bedroom 1½ Story. Large living room w/wood burning fireplace, galley kitchen w/large eating area, huge upstairs rooms. Updated bath. Newer septic, electric and C/A, also newer HWT. Furnace only 8 years young! Big enclosed front porch, 1 car attached garage and extra 2 car detached garage on separate lot. Must see! #1470 $91,900.

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HUBBARD - What an Exceptional Find! All Brick 3 Story, Comes w/4 Bedrooms, Sep. Computer Rm., 1st Floor Laundry. Many Updates: Roof, Windows, Furnace, HWT, Wiring, C/A. Living room w/ Fireplace & Pergo Floors. Beautiful Screened Front Porch, Garage. #1462 $120,000. What A Find!

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HUBBARD - Private street describes this all brick ranch w/large living room and stone fireplace, Hardwood adorns the floors. All new windows in 2005, New Furnace in 2006. Move in condition. Large kitchen w/ Eating area. Covered front porch. you‟ll be happy to call this one Home. Garage. #1460 Low $90’s.

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HUBBARD CITY - Great 3 Bedroom 2 Story in a Fantastic Area. Owner has taken care of many of the updates. Newer copper plumbing, Newer Windows, Newer Central Air. Brand new roof in May „09, Living room, Formal Dining w/French Doors Overlooking large covered patio. Beautiful Hardwood Floors, 2 Car Garage w/Opener. #1468 $74,700.

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GUY MIDDLE SCHOOL’S ANNUAL SPIDER FEST
Guy Middle School's Annual Spider Fest was held in the fall. this is the 19th consecutive celebration of the much maligned spider. It is always anticipated and well attended. The youngsters learn science and nature and respect of all things. Mrs. Marla Dull, Guy Middle School teacher has directed this project over the years and every year it gets better.

Congratulations to members of the Liberty High School Band who participated in the Ohio Music Education Association’s annual solo & ensemble competition. Students prepared solos and small ensembles to perform for a rating. The ratings are given on a five rating scale with a 1 equaling a Superior and a 5 being unacceptable. The classification is based on the difficulty of the music they performed with a class A being the hardest to a C being the least difficult. Students receiving a 2 or excellent rating included; the Liberty Percussion Trio consisting of Suraj Lakshimarasimhan, Phil Tomko, and Dominic Leone. Phil Tomko performing a class B snare drum solo, Breana Comer performing a class B marimba solo, and Paul Nicol on a class B Euphonium Solo. Students reviving a 1 or superior rating included; Brett Baker performing a class A trumpet solo, Dominic Leone on a class A snare drum solo, Alyssa Schor performing a class B clarinet solo and a class A violin solo. Eli Kravitz performing class B solos on both tenor and baritone saxophones. Shannon Mulidore performing a class B flute solo, Gabriell Smith on a class B flute solo, and Christian Dennis performing a class A tuba solo. Congratulations to all of the students who prepared pieces and took part in the contest.

Township Trustee Meeting

Joseph Spangler. This young man is a spider expert. He will astound you with his knowledge and how much he wants to share it with you.

A typical set up for the showing of spiders.

Ernie Amabile, Turner and Amani Hrabowy discuss spiders.

Gentleman addressing the Trustees about the upcoming Campfire Street Rodders weekend show.
The regular meeting of the township Trustees was held on Feb. 8. It was busy with much on the agenda. The trustees rescinded the raises they had given to the administrators. They passed the usual money back and forth. They will be seeking proposals for IT Service and for fuel. A new resolution was passed making it more difficult to harvest timber in the Township. Timber has been an ongoing problem for residents. The township does not have much authority to deal with it but it continues to try. Motion for first reading for a 2 mil, 5 year levy to be placed on the ballot for Capital Improvements. Park reservations are being taken now. Better get in early. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to visit the township on Mar. 27 at the Admin. Bldg. Mark your calendars now. This is a great event for the kids. There will be a Senior Watch Meeting on Mar. 31. More details will follow. A gentleman from the Campfire Street Rodders, a local car club asked for and was given permission to use Churchill Park over the Memorial Day weekend-Friday-Saturday and Sunday. Sounds like a great family event. A letter was read from Gretchen Reed thanking all involved for the wonderful outpouring of charity regarding the Blott Needy Kids Project. Once again Liberty responded for its own. $267 was received for the cans collected to be used for Liberty In Bloom.

Ashlyn Parks enjoys the Fest also.

Liberty Safety Forces Reports
Fire Dept. Chief Michael Durkin Fire Prevention: Captain Stauffer. Month: Jan. Total Fires 4, EMS calls 89, MVA 7, Assist Police 0, Burning Complaints 1, Other Service 6, False calls 6, Mutual Aid given 0, CO calls 3, Mutual Aid received 1, Total Calls 117. Inspections 16, Re-inspections 16, Demonstrations 0, Investigations 36, Permits 0, Total 68. Police Dept Chief Richard Tisone Captain Steve Shimko Month Jan. Arrests 41, CFS 1553, Citations 57, Crashes 39, Incident Reports 123, Towed Vehicles 23, Warnings 18. Alarm Drops 10, Mileage 13758, Traffic Enforcement: Stops 214, W/Warnings 4, Verbal Warnings 14, Citations 110. Detective Division Est. Value of Recovered Property $752.

As always the LSPTA was there toencourage the kids and hand out the cake and drinks.

Fritz give Super Lawyer of Ohio title

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MERCER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBITS SCOUT MEMORABILIA
During February and March, the Mercer County Historical Society will feature an exhibit of Scout memorabilia in the lobby. Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Sea Scout, and Campfire Girl items, including patches, ceremonial items, and photos are on display. Of special interest are the photos and items from Camp Kiondashawa, the former Mercer County Boy Scout camp that was located along the Shenango River near New Hamburg. That camp closed in 1967. Our other exhibits are open and free to the public, as always. Scout troops are welcome to visit during this special display, or anytime. Evening hours may be arranged. Please call the Historical Society at 724-662-3490 for more information.

GIRARD GIRLIS LOSE TO CHAPION 59-48
BY MIKE KOLIC

Senior Mellisa Weitzman had a great night with 14 points, but GHS came up short to Champion. Others scoring were Katelynne Brainard had 12, Desiree De Frank 4, Courtney Keller had 2, Michaela Sigurani 4 and freshmen sensation Linsay Durkin had 12. Good Luck girls.

Mr. Fred (Fritz) Coombs, Boy Scout executive, Eagle Scout and Liberty resident. Fritz was recently bestowed the title of Super Lawyer in Ohio. He was attending a recent scout dinner. Congratulations Fritz, we are proud of you.

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Death Notices
Below are Death Notices that are published free of charge. Full Obituaries are printed for a fee. Consult your funeral director for details.

Ronald F. Bennett, 85
Brookfield. Date of death, Sunday February 14, 2010. Arrangements are entrusted to the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home.

Weekly Bible Verse “[Love one another] This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.”- 1 John 3:11

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BY RAY WARFEL, JR.

With fear and love
―And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the Lord’s commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good‖ (Deut. 10:12-13)? Fear and love is an odd combination, yet God places these two motivating forces side by side in this passage. How can these coexist? One should cancel out the other, right? Jesus says His disciples will mourn (Matt. 5:4), but that does not cancel out the joy Paul says Christians should have (Phil. 3:1)? Does God’s love negate the reality of hell? Does God’s kindness ignore His severity (Rom. 11:22)? No. In each case these ideas must be understood as the writer intends, and to whom he intends. Those who mourn for their sins will also rejoice because of the salvation found in Christ. God is sever to those who fell and turned away from following Him, but God is kind to those who continue in the faith. When John writes, ―There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love‖ (1 John 4:18), he is not retracting the Deuteromic idea of serving God with both fear and love. John’s idea of fear is different than Moses’. John deals with fear that is related to punishment. An example of this fear is seen in Adam and Eve. Adam says to God, ―I heard the sound of Thee in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself‖ (Gen. 3:10). Adam was now ashamed of his nakedness, and afraid because of his guilt. Christians need not be ashamed. Their sins are forgiven. God encourages them to ―draw near with confidence to the throne of grace‖ (Heb. 4:16). Serving God with fear and love is not contradictory, but complimentary. Let me sugest three ideas that are born from an attitude of fear and love. Obedience is the first. Throughout the book of Deuteronomy fear is coupled with obedience (Deut. 5:29; 6:2; 6:24; 8:6; 10:12; 13:4; 17:19; 28:58; 31:12). Notice the way Moses expresses this in our text, ―fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways‖ (Deut. 10:12). What way of the Lord was Israel not obligated to walk in? When God stayed Abraham’s hand from killing Isaac God said, ―Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me‖ (Gen. 22:12). Here again fear is connected to obedience. Love however, is also so connected. Jesus said, If you love Me, you will keep My commandments‖ (John 14:15). ―He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me‖ (John 14:21).
Ray is the preacher at THE WESTVIEW CHURCH OF CHRIST, 800 South Canfield-Niles Rd. (RT.46), Austintown, Ohio 44515, (330) 792-9807. Service times: Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a.m. (classes for all ages), Worship Service 10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Thomas C. George, 76
Hubbard. Date of death Monday, February 15, 2010. Arrangements are entrusted to the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Joseph V. Guerriero, 76
Dayton (formerly of Struthers). Date of death Saturday, February, 13, 2010. Arrangements are entrusted to the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home.

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Beverly Ann Mosser, 78
Hubbard. Date of death, Friday, February 12, 2010. Arrangements are entrusted to the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home.

THE ART OF GENEROSITY
By: Thomas P. Gilmartin Sr. Generosity is an art and a fine art like love the more one gives the more one receives. Now the Miser gives less and receives less and never understands this fine art.. The generous person knows when good things come from.

Josephine G. Poma, 69
Bellevue, NJ. Date of death Saturday, February 6, 2010. Arrangements are entrusted to the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home.

William M. Skruck, Sr.
Hubbard. Friday, February 12, 2010. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Tammy L. Waller, 49
Hubbard. Date of death Monday, February 15, 2010. Arrangements were handled by the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home.

OBITUARY POLICY The Review Newspapers offers Death Notice free of charge and paid obituaries. Death Notices include the name and age of individual, date of passing and funeral home providing services. Obituaries are a personal tribute. For more information on writing the obituaries and pricing, please speak with your funeral home director. All death notices/obituaries must be verified by a funeral home or a death certificate. For more information, call our Editorial department at 330-544-5500.

Brookfield Tri District Conversation Club Seminar
A Coyote Hunting Seminar featuring nationally recognized predator hunter Tom Bechdel will be presented by the Brookfield Conservation Club Sunday Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. The Brookfiled club house is located at 1952 Sharon-Hogue Rd. in Brookfield Township. Tom Bechdel of Saegertown, Pa brings his nationally acclaimed seminar and hunting tips to this local club. A hunter for more then 40 years, Bechdel’s coyote seminar includes information about the life of the coyote, how to find them, how and when to call coyote and how to use electronic and mouth calls and how to use decoys. This seminar will cost $5 and tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance only. For tickets and information call Bob at 330-772-2548 or Burl at 330-506-7235 or Mark 330 -889-3783 or Steve at 330-294-2474. Deadline for tickets are Friday Feb. 19.

SHARON ELKS LODGE #103 45TH WILD GAME DINNER
The Sharon Elks Lodge #103 annual wild game dinner will be held at the Lodge on Saturday, February 27, 2010. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and a great dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Price will be $15.00 per person. Bring you family and friends for a great meal and a great time. If you have any questions, please contact the lodge at 724-346-5795.

Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild meetings
The Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild’s March schedule for Neighborhood Group meetings follows. Guests are always welcome. - ASG @ JOANN ETC, meets on Mar. 2 @ 6:30 p.m., at Joann, Etc., 7386 Market, Boardman for a mini bow tuck purse demo by Gretchen. - Niles Silver Thimbles meet @ Viking Sewing Center, 40 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Pine Tree Square Plaza, Niles, on Mar. 4 @ 10:00 a.m. for a rag rug demo by Ruth. - Fancy Cutters meet @ Lake Vista, 303 North Mecca St. (Rt. 46), Cortland, on Mar. 8 @ 10:00 a.m. for a computer hand rest demo by Lenore. - Evening Cut Ups meet @ Grace Church of Nazarene, 5253 W. Webb, Austintown, on Mar. 8 @ 7:00 p.m. for a sewing machine organizer demo. - Material Girls meet at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High (Rt. 5), Cortland, on Mar. 11 @ 6:00 p.m. for a ―Not your usual folded flower‖ demo by Debby & Donna. - Designing Women machine embroidery group meets at Domestic Sewing, 2011 Youngstown SE, Warren, on Mar. 12 @ 10:00 a.m. for a review of hooping, stabilizers, exact placement, and combining designs. - Howland Happy Stitchers meet @ Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Rd. (Rt. 46), Howland, on Mar. 16 @ 10:00 a.m. as Jennie shares her ASG conference experiences. - Austintown Stitch and Share meets @ Humility House, 755 Ohltown Rd., Austintown, on Mar. 18 @ 10:00 a.m. for a TBA demo by Ruth. - Southington So-Sews meet at Southington Christian Church, 3285 St. Rt. 534, Southington, on Mar. 22 @ 9:30 a.m. to make fabric covered boxes with Pat. Bring ½ yd. fabric.

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Philippians 4:4—Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Choose a positive attitude first thing in the morning! There are only two kinds of attitudes: good ones and bad ones. Profound, eh? So is a marvelous poem my mother taught me when I was a child. I’ve never forgotten it. It goes like this: Two men looked out prison bars: One saw mud, the other stars. Two men in exactly the same circumstances made opposite choices that determined their capacity to be happy. Which choice would you have made? Why not choose a positive attitude first thing in the morning, before these things even have a chance to go wrong? King David said, ―This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it‖ (Psalm 118:24). That choice, when you get up in the morning, will set the mood for your whole day. Our attitudes don’t have to be determined by our circumstances. I once stood by the bedside of a beautiful and courageous seventeen-year-old girl who was dying of cancer. I can stand by the deathbed of an adult who has lived a full, rich life and accept that all good things must end. But when I stand beside a dying child, I have to fight tears. Rosie read my thoughts perfectly. Clutching her white Bible in her frail hands, she looked me straight in the eye and said, ―Pastor, I know I’m dying. But isn’t this a beautiful day? Every day is a gift from God.‖ I felt ashamed of the petty circumstances I so often let control my attitude toward life. This teenage champion of courage didn’t let the worst of circumstances control her attitude.

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Apartments For Rent
1st Flr. 1 BR w/Private entrance. Updated bath & Kitchen. Also comes w/carport. All util. inc. Call 330-881-5534 BROOKFIELD: 2BR w/appliances. Heat, water and sewer pd. $450/mo + elec. & dep. Taking applications. No Pets. 330448-6530. HUBBARD - 1BR 2nd flr, with appl., near shopping, near shopping, $350/mo. + elec. One year lease and NO PETS. 330534-9267. HUBBARD - Apt. For Rent. 1 BR. $350/ mo. + elec. Call (330) 534-1227. HUBBARD: 2 BR Townhouse. Newly remodeled. $425/mo + sec. dep. & util. NO PETS. 330-550-3243 HUBBARD: 350 Parkview 1 & 2 BR. Available. Gorgeous! Everything New. Dishwashers, above stove microwave & luxurious bath. On-site laundry. Heat, water, sewer & trash Included. Immediate, clean, residential, quiet, No Pets, no smoking. Starting @ $525/mo. Call 330757-2915 or 330-518-5092. Call for movein specials.

MASURY: 2 BR Duplex. $400/mo + sec. & util. **NO PETS** (330) 550-3243. MASURY: Apt. For Rent. ½ OFF First Months Rent. 2 BR w/appl. $450/mo. (330) 448-0558. The Woods of Liberty. Recently renovated buildings 1 & 2 BR apts. Parklike setting, fitness center, community room, carport, laundry facilities, minutes from just about anywhere. 4153 Logangate Rd. Liberty Twnshp. 330-759-9325.

Houses For Sale
HOME FOR SALE IN HUBBARD, OH. 2 BR, 2 Bath with 2 car garage. Close to schools, stores, hospital and churches. Nice friendly area. Asking $185,000. Call 330-534-1968.

Storage Space For Rent
New storage facility- In Hubbard Twp., with optional Utilities. Great facility for: Contractors, Sales Rep., Boats, Cars, RV's. Call 330-534-1108 or 1-800-3453911. NJC STORAGE-Storage units. 5x524x60. Contractors welcome. Outside storage-cars, boats, trailers. Great Rates. For information, call 330-534-9500. STIVER STOR-IT Storage units. 5 x 10 to 12 x 24. Outside storage - boats, motor homes and trailers. Call 330-534-3050.

Mobile Homes For Sale
HUBBARD—Affordable manufactured homes to qualified buyers (financing available), priced from $2,500 to $8,500. Enjoy home style living in our quiet community, Stoneybrooke Village. We have large lots and are centrally located, only 3 miles from I80/Rt.11 interchange; and only $215 per month that includes water, sewer, and trash removal. For more details, call 330-759-7954 or 330-565-6969

Duplexes For Rent
BROOKFIELD DUPLEX- Very private, 2BR, dining room, garage, appliances and washer/dryer. Call: 330-448-6755 or 330259-5722. BROOKFIELD: 2BR Townhouse incl. garage and applicants. $490/mo + util. and deposit. No Pets. Call 330-448-6530.

Wanted to Buy Cadillac's in good cond. Looking for years 1955 to 1970. Call 412-301-0869. Wanted to Buy: Buyer of standing timber in OH and PA. Clear cut or select cut. Paying cash in advance. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. Skidded with horses or machinery. Call: 440-319-2449.

Houses For Rent
MASURY: House For Rent. 1 story 2BR, att. garage, finished basement, fenced in backyard and on a quiet dead end street. $500/mo + util. & sec. dep. Call 724-9648963 or 724-877-4277.

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“Where Quality Is No Accident”
Import & Domestic Autos Chief E-Z Liner Unibody & Full Frame Repair System

ROMO’S SEPTIC CLEANING & REPAIRS
Jet Inc. Motors & Chlorine Feeders High Pressure Water Jetting Service Septic Tank & Sewer Cleaning

Accounting and Tax Services
Business Accounting, Business tax Preparation and On-Site Business Consultation. Call 330-534-7800 or 724-458-7866 or visit us at www.abc1040.com or email tturose@aol.com for your FREE business consultation. Tax preparation since 1994. No appointment needed. $49 or less for new customers. $79 for self-employed. Brookfield Financial Services. Just West of the Brookfield Post Office. 330-448-6030.

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HUBBARD—Affordable manufactured homes to qualified buyers (financing available), priced from $2,500 to $8,500. Enjoy home style living in our quiet community, Stoneybrooke Village. We have large lots and are centrally located, only 3 miles from I-80/Rt.11 interchange; and only $215 per month that includes water, sewer and trash removal.

Children Child Care
IN HOME DAY CARE has openings available. Monday-Friday, 6 am to 6 pm. Please leave message 330-534-5832. Julie's Certified Home Daycare. 19 yrs. in business. State provided meals & snacks. Indoor & outdoor play centers, Mon-Fri. 6 am to 5:30 pm. Call 330-534-1798.

For more details call 330-759-7954 or 330-565-6969.
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Day Care Centers
TOT SPOT DAY CARE, MASURY. CALL 330-448-6003. 0-12 YRS. 24/7. APPROVED LIST TRUMBULL CO. ADVANCED TRAINING, CPR, FIRST AID, MEALS & SNACKS PROVIDED.

HOME SERVICES
Cleaning
Residential/Commercial, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly cleaning. Reasonable Rates. Call 330-423-3649.

Electrical Work
A BETTER FREE ESTIMATES. New breaker boxes and rewiring. Licensed, bonded, & insured. Call Lyons Electric at 330-758-7074

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Home Improvements
JD PROKOP CONSTRUCTION: Homes, additions, pole barns siding, windows, decks, bathrooms and kitchens. FREE ESTIMATES Call 330-770-7300.

Insurance
Call for your FREE home, business quote! 330-759-2236. Allstate Insurance Company-Peggy Gum, Agency Owner. 5353 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505. Email: a006827@allstate.com. 24 Hr. Customer Service, Auto, Home, Business and Life.

HUBBARD ROTARY CLUB ANNUAL FRUIT SALE
Saturday, February 20, 2010, Pickup at Buckeye Tack Lumber West Liberty St., 9 a.m. to Noon California Naval Oranges: (72-88 count) $35.00 (36-44 count)$20.00 Florida Grapefruit: (36-40 count) $25.00 (18-20 count) $18.00. FOR INFORMATION OR ORDERS CONTACT ANY ROTARIAN OR CALL (330) 534-0890

Painting
TLM PAINTING- Interior and Exterior Painting. Fully Insured, FREE ESTIMATES. CALL 330-506-9770.

Snowplowing
A & C Landscaping & Lawn Service. Leaf cleanup & removal. Commercial snow plowing. Complete landscaping. Hydroseeding lawn installation. Commercial and residential. FREE ESTIMATES! Chris 330-534-8350, Cell 330-717-5017. Al 330-534-4501, Cell 330-5654501. BUDGET SNOWPLOWING: Driveways-$15 & up. Parking lots-$30 & up. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Ed Williams 330-774-6996.

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Industrial Welding & Fabricating
RTW Industrial Contracting L.L.C. is comprised of highly skilled precision Millwrights, Certified Welders, Riggers, Pipe fitters & a full service 5 S Team and is equipped to handle any mechanical construction or maintenance project. Complete design & planning insure safety and decreased length of shut downs. For more info www.rtwindustrialcontracting.com or rtw.contracting@sbcglobal.net or 330-219-5038.

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Hubbard Football Withdrawal? Mark Your Calendar!
For those of us who are suffering from Hubbard High School Football withdrawal, the 2009 Hubbard Football Highlight film will be shown in its entirety on February 21, Sunday at 2:00 in the High School Auditorium. This event is 2 weeks after the Super Bowl, and one week after Valentine’s Day (We would not want to cause any divorces!) Parents, grandparents, relatives and even former Hubbard Football Eagles can join with the team and coaches in the film’s movie preview. Let’s experience 10 wins in a row once again! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 at the high school auditorium. For more info call 330-5349829.

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Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Calendar of Events - MARCH 2010
For more information, call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128. All programs are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required unless noted. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Babytime at the Main Library Laugh and learn with your baby! For infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event by calling (330) 399-8807 ext. 401. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren. Fridays at 11 a.m.: March 12 and 26. Music and Movement Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for each 6-week session is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext 401. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and also at 11:30 a.m.: March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Preschool Storytime at the Main Library Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children 3 to 5 years old. Registration is not required. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren. Tuesdays at 1 p.m.: March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.: March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Pups and Pages Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the Main Library. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 401. Monday, March 1 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The W.O.W. Club (Warren Library On Wednesdays) New this year for schoolaged kids! The club’s two programs offer lots of fun for kids 6 to 12 years old. Registration is required for both programs by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 401. Stories and Stuff has great stories and creative projects on Wednesday, March 3 at 4 p.m. Booked on Wednesdays is not your everyday book club! Featuring a popular book genre (Historical Fiction) and fun activities on Wednesday, March 17 at 4 p.m. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren. Magic Carpet Theater at the Main Library The Magic Carpet Theater, the touring division of the Oakland Center for the Arts, presents ―The Day Miranda Met the Mermaid,‖ a tale about the importance of recycling that features costumes made from recycled materials. For all ages. The performance is underwritten by the Warren Library Association’s Stanley Hart Fund. Reservations are not required. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren. Saturday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Preschool Storytime at the Brookfield Branch Library Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children 3 to 5 years old. Registration is not required. Brookfield Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield. Tuesdays at 1 p.m.: March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! At the Brookfield Branch Library In celebration of noted children’s author Dr. Seuss, join the fun as we shake up some green eggs! For children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Registration is required by calling 330-448-8134. Brookfield Branch of the Warren -Trumbull County Public Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield. Tuesday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. Knit 2gether Whether you are a beginner or an expert, come join the fun as we learn knitting together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Bring one skein of yarn and size 7 knitting needles. Brookfield Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield. Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 p.m.: March 9 and 23. Preschool Storytime at the Cortland Branch Library Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children 3 to 5 years old. Registration is not required. Cortland Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 212 North High St., Cortland. Wednesdays at 1 p.m.: March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! At the Cortland Branch Library In celebration of noted children’s author Dr. Seuss, join the fun as we shake up some green eggs. For children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Registration is requested by calling 330- 638-6335. Cortland Branch of the WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, 212 North High St., Cortland. Wednesday, March 3 at 5 p.m. Babytime at the Howland Branch Library Laugh and learn with your baby! For infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event by calling 330 - 856-2011. Howland Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Twp. Saturdays at 10 a.m.: March 6 and 20. Toddler Tales at the Howland Branch Library Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required for each 6-week session by calling 330-856-2011. Howland Branch of the WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Twp. Thursdays at 10 a.m. and also at 11 a.m.: March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Preschool Storytime at the Howland Branch Library Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children 3 to 5 years old. Registration is not required. Howland Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Twp. Tuesdays at 6 p.m.: March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Fridays at 11 a.m.: March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Library League This ―adventures in reading‖ program brings books to life. For children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Registration is not required. Howland Branch of the WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Twp. Fridays at 3:30 p.m.: March 5 and 19. Reading and Other Forms of Art The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. Children’s librarians will present stories, and art educators from the Butler will present a companion craft. For ages 5 to 10 with accompanying adult. Held at the Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland Twp., Saturday, March 20 at 2 p.m. Tween Craft Time A theme-based craft program for 6 to 12 year olds. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. Howland Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Twp. Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. Magic Carpet Theater at the Howland Branch Library The Magic Carpet Theater, the touring division of the Oakland Center for the Arts, presents ―The Day Miranda Met the Mermaid,‖ a tale about the importance of recycling that features costumes made from recycled materials. For all ages. The performance is underwritten by the Warren Library Association’s Stanley Hart Fund. Reservations are not required. Howland Branch of the WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Twp. Saturday, March 13 at 11 a.m. Preschool Storytime at the Liberty Branch Library Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children 3 to 5 years old. Registration is not required. Liberty Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 415 ChurchillHubbard Rd., Youngstown. NEW DAY AND TIME! Thursdays at 1 p.m.: March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Family Movie Times at the Liberty Branch Library For children of all ages and their families. Liberty Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Rd., Youngstown. Thursday, March 11 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, March 20 at 1 p.m. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! At the Liberty Branch Library Celebrate the good doctor’s birthday with a Seuss movie, a make-your-own sundae bar, and more! For elementary school-age kids. Registration is required by calling 330-759-2589. Liberty Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 415 ChurchillHubbard Rd., Youngstown. Tuesday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. Got Game? Join us at the library for a rockin’ good time as we play an assortment of games (High School Musical: Sing It!, Naked Brothers Band, and more!). Have a handheld gaming system like PSP or Gameboy? Bring it with you! Kids in grades 3 to 6 are invited to drop in anytime from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Liberty Branch of the WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Rd., Youngstown. Thursday, March 18 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Preschool Storytime at the Lordstown Branch Library Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children 3 to 5 years old. Registration is not required. Lordstown Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 1471 Salt Springs Rd. Mondays at 1 p.m.: March 8 and 22. FOR TEENS Mad Hatter’s Simply Maddening Tea Party Teens are invited to this program in anticipation of the upcoming feature film release of ―Alice in Wonderland,‖ inspired by Lewis Carroll’s books. Teens can bring a t-shirt or other item to tie-dye. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Thursday, March 4 at 6 p.m. Teen Central Anime Opportunity for teens to view and discuss this increasingly popular format. At the Main Library of the WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Saturday, March 27 at 3 p.m. ADULT PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS Movie Night at the Howland Branch Library Join us to watch a movie shown in the meeting room at the library. Call 330-856-2011 for movie details. Howland Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Twp. Wednesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. America’s National Parks Learn about significant features the National Park System preserves from the past through stunning visual examples of geological history, natural history, and human history. Jeffrey Eling, the Howland Library Branch Manager, will lead the program. Eling edited and compiled many early narratives of exploration of Yellowstone and other western regions in the book ―First to the Parklands: Original Narratives from the History of Western Exploration.‖ Howland Branch of the WarrenTrumbull County Public Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Twp. Wednesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Disabilities
by Daniel J. Vance

North Carolinian Faces PLS"
Pat Croom reads this column in the New Bern (NC) Sun Journal. Not long ago, like so many others, she responded to my request asking readers to send in their personal stories about disability. Due to her disability, Pat was unable to speak for a telephone interview. So with her permission, I have included here an edited version of her email. She wrote: ―I just read your column on disabilities and wanted to thank you for allowing us to share how we live with a disability. I was diagnosed with Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) in June 2000. This is a rare neurological disorder. My husband and I love to dance. Around 1995, I found myself sitting more than dancing because of cramps in my lower legs. Little did I know this was an early PLS symptom. In 1998, I began falling due to poor balance and had to use a cane. I started going from doctor to doctor to find out what was wrong. When I received my diagnosis, my sister insisted we move from New Bern to Garner to be near her and her children. She built us an (accessible) home next door to her. After 38 years in New Bern, we moved in 2001. Now I use a wheelchair. I still have some use of my hands. My voice is gone and I use a [special device] to communicate. I've never asked God why and I'm not bitter. The hardest thing is dealing with how other people treat me. I've lost friends that were once like family. I try to remain positive and thank God every day for my family and church. My devoted husband of almost 50 years makes it possible for me to remain home. PLS has changed my appearance. My facial expressions have become exaggerated and I've gained weight. But life is good. I'm part of an online support group, PLS Friends. PLS is often confused with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). PLS usually progresses slower than ALS. Mine has progressed fairly fast and affects my legs, arms, speech, and swallowing. I sometimes think I have ALS, but that really doesn't matter. I refuse to go through test after test (and some are painful) to find out. I'd rather enjoy life than dwell on my disability. So I take one day at a time and do what I can. Thanks for letting me share my story.‖ Contact danieljvance.com [All American Foods and Palmer Bus Service made this column possible.]

Sweetheart Dinner
The Shepherd of the Valley Church in Sharpsville will be having a Sweetheart on Saturday, February 20th 4:30-7 p.m. Adutls $6, $4 ages 6-10 Free under 5.

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Hubbard VFW Meetings
The Hubbard VFW Post 3767, 710 West liberty Street in Hubbard will hold it's honor guard meeting on Thursday, February 18th at the club at 7pm. Any veteran interested is welcome to attend. Also, the general meeting will be on Wednesday, January 24th at 7pm in the banquet hall. If you wish to become a member, please bring your DD 214. For details call the club at 330-534-9775 or Fran at 330-717-3877.

Trumbull County master Gardeners Training Program
Mary Slingluf, owner of Avalon Garden’s Nursery will present a program on ―Sustainable Gardening...with Ohio Native Plants‖ on Feb. 18 form 10 a.m.-non. Registration fee is $15. The morning program will be held in the Community Meeting Room at Lake Vista on S.R. 46 in Cortland. Workshop participants will learn about choosing the right plant for the right locating, planting fertilization and propagation. Register by calling 330-638-6783. For more information , call 330 -638-6783. Or check out he website at www.trumbull.osu.edu and click on master gardeners.

Where the Rubber meets the Road
Today, my mind is full of questions and greatly troubles because I can not come up with any logical answers. An elderly lady is murdered in broad daylight in a church parking lot by a self-confessed 18 year old. She was a victim of a thoughtless, hideous crime. One minute she is in a house of worship and the next, she is a statistic. Her life snuffed out in a senseless shooting. Have we, unknowingly, made crime too appealing? There was time when everyone knew that “Crime does not pay”. This isn’t true today. Crime does pay and in many ways. Trials and sentencing stretch out over weeks and months. We all know the criminal is determined as innocent until proven guilty. But in the waiting days and/or months they are housed and fed; probably living better than before incarceration. Case in point: the trial of the criminal who spent 18 years living housed, fed and given medical care when needed; at the expense of the tax payer. His victim suffered a horrifying death but he is living in comfortably in a warm jail. Somewhere along the way, justice has been misconstrued. Read the papers, follow the stories, they are in the newspapers everyday. In some countries, if you steal-your hand is cut off. I know this sounds very uncivilized but how civilized is a judicial system that protects the through “loop holes” etc. to the extent we do today. Has political correctness just gone to far? You know, I’m just a common ordinary fella who likes western movies. I always notice when a killer is caught, justice is swift. He goes to jail followed with days of trial. If found guilty, he is sentenced to face the gallows, yes justice is swift. If criminals faced a more swift justice today, perhaps our citizens could walk safer streets and parking lots would be safe for us. Think about it!

Over 300 Openings for Ohio Job Seekers Age 55 and Older New grant enables expansion of training program
While many programs are cutting back on services, Senior Employment Centers throughout Ohio have added 362 openings for older workers to participate in a training program thanks to recent grants awarded by the US Department of Labor and the Ohio Department of Aging. The openings come at a good time, when many older adults are seeking ways to gain the training necessary to secure a job in today’s changing marketplace. The Senior Employment Center, a division of Mature Services, Inc., operates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which provides paid part-time work experience and paid training to assist mature workers (age 55 and older) to re-enter the job market. Individuals receive minimum wage while training and must meet federal eligibility guidelines. People currently collecting unemployment can also qualify for the program. As SCSEP participants gain new skills and find permanent jobs in the private sector, new opportunities are created for others to participate and benefit from the program. According to Paul Magnus, Vice-President of Workforce Development, ―This is the perfect program for mature workers, because it provides them with an income while they are training for a new career. Not only that but, since their training assignments are with local non-profits and government agencies, they are making it possible for those programs to expand services to the community at a time when the need is greatest.‖ The Senior Employment Center currently has ten offices serving forty-one counties, and plans are in place to open four more offices by Spring. Program participants receive minimum wage during their training assignments, and ―As participants transition from the community service to the private sector, their wages may increase significantly,‖ said Justyn Jaymes, Project Director of the Akron office, ―and they continue to be contributing members of their community.‖ Older workers are trained for a variety of positions in fields such as accounting, administrative assistant, hospitality, data entry, driver, file clerk, customer service, home health aide, janitorial and maintenance services, receptionist, and many more. To qualify for the program, a person must be at least 55 years old, have limited income, live in Summit county, and be interested to learn new skills and become self sufficient. For more information, call 330-762-8666 ext. 176 or toll free 1-800-554-5335 or visit our website at www.matureservices.org and click on the Senior Employment Center tab. Mature Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

HAPPY WANDERERS
Happy Wanderers will begin their 21st year when they meet at noon on Friday, February 19th , at the Corner House Christian Church. Each one is asked to bring a sandwich. Kathy Bailey will be talking about service dogs and will have her companion dog, Amos with her. Serving as Hospitality will be Wilma Quinn, Ray & Lillian Zedaker, Bobbie & Herb Grantz. Greeters will be Georgia Bosley, Mary Jane Dean, Betty Toman & Millie Gilliland. Those whose last names begin with A-L are asked to bring cookies. Reservations for tours are now being accepted for all tours. Departure on Friday, March 26 to Hartville for Guy Penrod dinner and concert will be at 3:30 p.m. Upcoming tours are June 7 ―The Crooner’s and Their Music; July 20 Mystery Tour. For further information please call 330-534-2759.

Girard Free Library: Something Special in the Stacks
The Friends of the Girard Free Library are pleased to announce that they are holding their fundraiser Something Special in the Stacks on Saturday, March 6 at 6:30 PM at the library. This is the seventh year for the event, and once again it will be a progressively appetizing adventure sure to please any palate. Stations throughout the library will serve a variety of culinary delights prepared by Leo’s Ristorante. In addition, a cash bar will be available. Tickets for this special evening are $50 per person, and proceeds from this event will benefit the Citizens and Friends for the Girard Free Library. For more information, please call the library at (330)545-2508. Reservations must be in by Monday, March 1. This is an opportunity to have an enjoyable evening out while also supporting your local library.

St. Patrick School Annual Reverse Raffle
St. Patrick School in Hubbard will be holding their annual reverse Raffle February 20 in the church hall located at 367 North Main Street. The grand prize is $2,500.00 with a total of $3,000.00 in prize money to be awarded. Tickets are $50.00 each and include one dinner. Additional dinners are available at $15.00 each. Dinner will be catered by Frankie's in Hubbard. The evening begins with cocktails at 6:00 PM and dinner at 7:00 PM. The raffle begins at 8:00 PM There will also be a Chinese auction. All proceeds benefit St. Patrick School

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Bus Trips-Atlantic City
The Penn Power retirees of Clark and First Energy are planning several future bus trips for 2010. Please contact Diane Masella at 724-981-9457 for flyers for this Getaway Trip. On Feb. 22-24 the group will be traveling to Atlantic City for a 3 day two night bus trip to the Trump Taj Mahal hotel. Price of $139 each with a rebate of $40. Please call soon for reservations or information. Pickup at Kmart in Hermitage, Pa.

Brookfield Youth Baseball and Softball registration
Brookfield Youth Little League Inc. will have registration for boys and girls ages 5-18 at the Brookfield Fire Station in the front meeting room Saturday, Feb. 13-20 and Sunday Feb. 21 from 1-4 p.m. You will need a copy of your birth certificate at the time of registration for new signups. If you have any questions, please call Rich Evans at 330-4482110, Bill Swanson at 330-856-9123 or Ken Forsythe at 330-502-0750. Residents of Brookfield, Masury, Hartford, Vienna, Vernon and Fowler are eligible. Special needs children from all of Trumbull and Mercer counties are eligible form the Challenger Division. Registrations will be forwarded in the mail. Any special needs children that were not involved in the past program and want to signup may come to the meeting dates specified. For information on the Challenger Division contact Cathy Madden at 330-448-4915, Judy Rachy at 330-448-1903.

OHSAA Mandatory Meeting
The OHSAA Mandatory Coaches and Officials Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday February 22nd at 6pm at Austintown Fitch High School. All Coaches and Officials must attend a rules meeting every spring. The meeting was originally scheduled for February 10th but was canceled due to weather. Also, their will be starter shells on sale at the meeting for anyone in attendance.

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TRUMBULL CAREER AND TECHINAL CENTER’S ADULT BASIC AND LITERACY
The Trumbull Career and Technical Center’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program will conduct a free four-part Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training Workshop at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center, 528 Educational Highway, Warren, Ohio 44483. The evening training sessions will be held on March 22, 24, 29, and 31, 2010 from 5:30PM – 8:30PM. The Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training Workshop includes methods that will enable community volunteers to work with adults who read below a sixth grade level, with both ease and confidence, and does not require prior teaching experience. All tutoring is oneon-one and takes place in one of the Adult Basic and Literacy Education classrooms located in Trumbull County. Please call: 330-847-0503, #1612 for further information or to share the joy of reading with others.

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BROOKFIELD/ Call now to see this 1991, 14x80 vinyl sided mobile home with open floor plan & in excellent condition. All oak cabinets, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, central air, newer roof shingles, carport & insulated shed with lights & used as workshop. $21,500 #5170.

HUBBARD TWP/Nice brick 2 bedroom ranch on 1.4 acre lot. Dinette, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, some replacement windows, central air, semi-finished rec room, breezeway, deck, 2-car garage. Call now! $126,900 #5069.

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MASURY/ Good investment potential in this spacious up & down duplex. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, bath, refrigerator & stove. Separate Utilities, deck, garage. Small easy care lot. Call for more information & to see. $54,900 #5116.

HUBBARD/Possible short sale on this 3 bedroom ranch in the city. Full basement with shower, dinette, detached 2 car garage. Call now to see! $49,900 #4786

BROOKFIELD/Solid built, well maintained 3 bedroom brick ranch located on picturesque lot with private backyard. Family room, dining room, 1st floor laundry, 2 baths, C/A, replacement windows, 2-car garage. See now! $99,900. #5142.

LIBERTY TWP/23.97 Acres with spacious 3BR home with separate 1BR in-law apartment, attached 2-car garage + detached 40x32 heated building. Free Gas. Call for more details & to see. $225,000 #5150.

HUBBARD/Well built 3 bedroom brick ranch with 3 bedrooms, updated roof & furnace, 2 fireplace, large living room & kitchen, all city utilities, central air, 1½ baths and garage. See this home today! $98,000 #5138.

HUBBARD/ Ranch style 3-bedroom ranch priced for fast sale. Full basement, all city utilities, paved drive, one bath, 2car detached garage. Call now to see! $42,000 #5167.

H U B BARD/ Many updates in this 1824 sq. ft. 2-Story with 4 bedrooms (one on first floor), 2 full baths, large living room, city utilities, front porch & detached 2-car garage. $69,000 #5168.

HUBBARD/ If you need more than 3 bedrooms see this cape cod that offers large living room, 2 baths, dining room and up to 5 bedrooms if needed or use the extra room as a den or computer room, garage. $79,900 #5148.

HUBBARD/Move right into the cozy 2BR Condo decorated with warm neutral colors. Open Living Room/kitchen/ dinette with high ceilings, laundry area, central air, appliances, garage. For convenient living see this today! $59,900

HUBBARD/Over 3000 SF of living space in this 3-level home. Updated kitchen, open living room/dining room, family room, fireplace, 4 bedrooms, plenty of storage, enclosed porch, 2-car garage, above ground pool. $154,900 #5077.

MASURY/All this affordable home needs is you. Clean, ready to move in with 2 bedrooms, large formal dining area with built-in storage, kitchen with ceramic floor & all appliances, updated bath, 2-car garage. $39,900 #5134.

HUBBARD TWP/Zoned 340 Light Manufacturing with 17,160 sq. ft. building, 2 restrooms, office, 2 overhead doors, city water, 2 entrances, with 2.23 acres. Call for more details. $199,000 #5024.

BROOKFIELD/On near acre this restored 10 room 2Story with 3-4 bedrooms & 2 baths can't be matched for overall charm, utilization & value. You'll feel the history in the trim, lighting, doors & fireplaces. Call for details. $195,000 #5051.

HUBBARD/Vinyl sided 3BR ranch with family room, fireplace, 2 baths, appliances, central air, screened porch, patio, newer extra wide concrete drive & 2-car garage with workshop waiting for you. Call now to see! $79,900 #5127

HUBBARD/Most of the work is done in this 2-3 bedroom ranch. Updated roof, vinyl siding, furnace & central air. Replacement windows, stay dry basement, some appliances, 2 baths, 2-car attached garage with breezeway. See this one today! $89,900 #5119.

MASURY/ Comfortable 3 bedroom 2-Story has large living room, dining room, central air, updated roof. Full basement with extra room, front porch, detached 2-car garage. Call to see! $67,900 #5165.

BROOKFIELD/Commercial building with three storefronts. All separate utilities, blacktop drive. High traffic located in the center of town. Good investment opportunity. Call for more information. $38,900 #5114.

HUBBARD/Take time to see this 3 bedroom ranch on corner lot with updated kitchen, roof & replacement windows. Rec room, enclosed sun room, private patio, fencedin back yard & extra deep 2-car garage. $89,900 #5130.

LIBERTY TWP/All the work is done in this move-in ready 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch. Large open family/dining + living room, replacement windows, newer cupboards in kitchen, C/ A, deck, fenced in back yard, garage, carport. $89,900

HUBBARD/For comfortable one floor living call to see this 3BR aluminum sided ranch on nice city lot with covered front and back porch, 2 baths, updated carpet & interior paint, detached 24x24 2-car garage. Call to see! $67,000 #5050.

HUBBARD/Tired of climbing stairs then call to see this 1-Story ranch with 1st floor laundry and 2 baths. Large Great room, open kitchen/dining area, 3BR’s, 13 block high full basement, fenced back yard, deck, 2-car garage. $149,900 #5153.

HUBBARD/Holly Hill Development houses this 3BR/2BA brand new over 1700SF Ranch. Great floor plan features open Great Room/Dining Area with vaulted ceiling & fireplace, first floor laundry room, Sun Room & more. $184,900 #5113

BROOKFIELD/Conventional style 3 bedroom 2Story with family & dining rooms on just under half acre. Updated furnace/central air, roof & hot water tank, 1½ baths & attached 2-car garage. $98,900 #5164.

HOWLAND/Ground floor ranch style 2 bedroom condo all redone on the inside that has 2 baths, large living room, 1st floor laundry, C/A, carport and privileges to the pool and tennis court. $56,900 #5141.

MASURY/This 2-Story has large living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, mud room and sits on over half acre with newer oversized 24x40 garage & attached porch built in 2004. Call now to see! $65,900 #5145.

BROOKFIELD/Nice cape cod on beautiful 1 acre lot with 24x30 detached garage built in 2001. The house has 3 bedrooms, updated kitchen, some appliances, dining room, replacement windows & more. $115,000 #5158.
LAND FOR SALE BROOKFIELD/2.45 acre site building lot. Approx. 180 front ft & 570 ft deep. Partial driveway. $17,500 #5009. HUBBARD TWP/Beautiful 7.02 Acre building lot in nice country area. Call now on this great lot. $59,000 #5126. COITSVILLE/3.5 acres located on private dead end street close to Pennsylvania line. $12,000 #5147. VIENNA/Wooded building lot with .90 acre (135x290). Electric, gas, water available $11,900 #5161. VIENNA/Wooded building lot with .90 acre (136x290). Electric, gas, water available $11,900 #5162. LIBERTY TWP/Nice residential 1.622 Acre building lot that fronts on 2 roads. Call now. $17,900 #5103.

MASURY/ Immaculate 3 bedroom 2-Story with good curb appeal. Vinyl sided, replacement windows, appliances, updated kitchen, dining room, all city utilities & great front porch & price. Make an appointment to see! $34,900 #5157.

NILES/This 2 bedroom ranch is contingent on short sale. Large living room, dining area, deep lot just under half acre, detached 2-car garage. $49,900 #5166.

HUBBARD TWP/Small 1-2 bedroom 1½ Story home in country location, detached 2-car garage. $41,000 #5122. HUBBARD/Reasonably priced 3BR ranch with central air, dinette & detached garage, 2 car garage. $49,900 #4786. MASURY/3BR Cape cod on 1 acre. Updated kitchen, bath, windows & furnace. Den, garage. $47,900 #5107. NILES/Deep lot with 2 bedroom ranch, good size kitchen & dining area, detached 2-car garage. $49,900 #5166 AUSTINTOWN/2BR Condo w/optional 3rd & rec rm in basement, FP, 1½ baths, garage. $59,900 #5143.

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Laura on Life
When we lived in the North, snow was a very common occurrence in the winter. We participated in many of the winter sports. I owned a pair of ice skates and skis. We had toboggans, sleds and snow shovels just sitting in the garage waiting to be used… and they were… often. Since we have moved to a more temperate climate, snow is rarer. So rare, in fact, that when it happens, we are dismally unprepared for it. We do have a box of mittens and gloves that we have collected over the years, but it’s a minor miracle to find a matching pair. We also have some sno-tubes that we bought when we took a trip to the mountains a couple winters ago. A snow shovel is something we only think of after we’re snowed-in. When the snow melts, we know we won’t need one for another year or two. So, no, we don’t have a snow shovel. This was our snow-readiness status when the snow fell last weekend. We heard the forecast, but we had had forecasts for snow three times this winter and it had never happened. We made sure our grill had propane in case we lost power and needed to cook something. We made sure there was wood for the fireplace. My husband actually looks forward to power outages. It’s like a camping trip for him. We even became part of the hoard of shoppers that go through the motions of buying the usual stock-ups: milk, bread, water, and canned goods. Then we waited to see if the weatherman was right this time. Well, this time he was right. We still had no shovel, but the kids took the sno-tubes out to play and promptly put holes in all three of them. Then they came up with some very creative alternatives for getting from point A (top of the hill) to point B (bottom of the hill) on an icy surface. My daughter tried using the deflated sno-tubes, but realized very quickly that throwing herself onto an inflated sno-tube was very different than throwing herself onto a deflated sno-tube. Plus, it didn’t go far either. The eight-year old thought the top of his Lego box would do the trick, but the hand-me-down boots he was wearing were still too big and didn’t fit in the lid at the same time his tushie was occupying it. The thirteen-year old decided his skim board for the beach would work just as well on snow. It slid just fine. Unfortunately, it was just as slippery on the top as it was on the bottom. His rubber rain boots didn’t have a lick of traction on the waxed wood. He tried putting masking tape on the top for traction, but when the masking tape peeled up and wrapped around his boots, he merely succeeded in planting his face in the snow-covered pavement. My daughter had the brilliant idea of using a large piece of cardboard. It tore down the hill like a bat out of hell, until it hit a rough spot. Then it stopped dead while my daughter continued on down the hill on her rather fast-moving behind. They tried an old plastic For Sale sign that was in the garage with pretty much the same results. They even stuffed a pillow into a large plastic trash bag and rode it down the hill. I had to put a stop to that, though, because I only have so many pillows and I saw what they did to the sno-tubes. All in all, I considered our snow day a triumph because, 1. We didn’t lose power and 2. My kids played outside nearly all day and they also used some of their untapped creative juices to find a way to utilize the rare snowfall for fun. Who says snow days have to be unproductive?

EXCITING SPECIAL RACE EVENTS TO HIGHLIGHT 2010 MERCER RACEWAY PARK SCHEDULE BEGINNING MARCH 27 WITH “CHILLER THRILLER”
By Mike Leone
With the start of 2010 racing season some six weeks away, Mercer Raceway Park is excited to once again present an actionpacked slate of special race events to blend in with its ―Saturday Night Live‖ weekly program and family entertainment. Nine special race events with no less than six sanctioning bodies are part of the 59th anniversary season. The 2010 season opener will take place on Saturday, March 27. The popular Super Late Models will highlight the ―Chiller Thriller‖ in a UFo Race Championship event for the first time ever at The Park. A healthy $2,500 will be awaiting the winner of the ―Mach 41,‖ which will be the first major Late Model event in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York Region. Also competing will be the United E-Mod Series and open Stock Cars for a cool $1,000 to-win each plus the Mini Stocks! The event will carry an April 3 rain date. Summer will be in full force when the ground-pounding BigBlock Modifieds come to town in a BRP Tour event on Saturday, June 19 to take on Mercer’s highly-competitive 358 Small-Block Modifieds. These clashes have really turned into a ―me‖ vs. ―them‖ rivalry that’s been great for the fans. This ―Smackdown‖ event will also be headlined by the Sprint Cars for $1,500 to-win. We’ll celebrate Independence Day in fine fashion with the season’s richest race event on Saturday, July 3. The FASTRAK ―Summer Nationals‖ will be the Northeast’s most prestigious FASTRAK event ever with $6,000 on the line! A field of 40+ cars is expected for this National event. Sprint Car fans won’t want to miss this one either as the winged 410s will compete in twin features! Four weeks later we close out the month of July with an interesting event that’ll find open wheel fans licking their chops. The first of two DIRTcar Sprint Challenge Series events will lead the way on Saturday, July 31 for the $2,000 to-win ―Sprint Slug-Out,‖ which is part of this 10-event regional point series for the 410s. It’ll also be the highly-anticipated return of the ARDC Midgets at The Park for the first time in five seasons! ARDC has really grown in recent years and a strong field of wingless competitors is expected. The Modifieds will make this a true open wheel fans’ delight! The Big-Block Modifieds will be back again on Saturday, August 14 for the region’s longest-running memorial event- the Bill Emig Memorial. With no other Modified races in the region, a top notch field will pay tribute to the legacy of current track owner, Vicki Emig’s father. Both the Modifieds and Sprint Cars will be racing for $1,500 to-win each and the FASTRAK Late Models will join in on the excitement. The summer concludes on Saturday, August 28 with a new event as the Auto Racers for Kids Charities Sprint Series will make a stop at The Park featuring all of the top regional racers for $3,000 to-win. All proceeds will go to this great benefit, which has taken place at Lake Erie Speedway in the past. After taking the Labor Day Weekend off, the fall special event race slate gets in gear with the 21st Annual ―Western PA Sprint Championship‖ on Saturday, September 11. Not only will this be another $2,000 to-win DIRTcar Sprint Challenge Series event, but it’ll also include the top three classes of cars as the Big-Block Modifieds return for another $1,500 to-win feature and will be joined along with the FASTRAK Late Models in the final points event of the season. As hard as it’s to believe, the 2010 season will mark the 11th for the prestigious ―Little Guy Nationals‖. A small idea that was brainstormed on a cold, rainy evening in the winter of 1999 has blossomed into an annual tradition that attracts masses of racers from all over the Northeast. This year’s affair will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 24-25 featuring complete shows both days for the Modifieds, open Stock Cars, Strictly Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the Micro Sprints battle on Friday night and the FASTRAK Late Model non-winners on Saturday. Those exciting changes that took place in last year’s ―Little Guy Nationals‖ format will be back once again! The curtain will be drawn on the 2010 season for the third annual ―Fall Brawl‖ on Saturday, October 2. Late Model fans will be in heaven as it’s a double dip of full-bodied excitement! FASTRAK will be battling it out for precious points in Night 1 of the Grand Nationals, while the Super Late Models race for $2,000 towin in the 40th anniversary since they first appeared at The Park in 1970 when L.J. Dennis won the first race. And like the opener, the United E-Mod Series will be on tap, but this time the ante’s been doubled with $2,000 on the line. ―I think we’ve put together an exciting schedule of special race events for both the racers and the fans,‖ acknowledged 12th year owner Emig. ―There’s truly something for everyone! All of our local and regional racers can not only compete with basically no modifications to their cars, but can win every single event. The best part is they are all affordable with the majority $15 for adults with none priced over $17 for adults, $38 for families, or $7 for kids 6-15, and of course kids five and under and parking are always free!‖ Though it’s not a special ―race‖ event, truck and tractor pulling fans pack The Park annually on Memorial Day Weekend for the All-American ―Spring Nationals‖ World Championship Pulling event presented by Fallsway Equipment Co. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 29 with a rain date of Sunday featuring the Big-Rig Semis, Smoker Series Tractors, Hot Diesel 4x4 Trucks, and Pro Street Gas 4x4 Trucks. Mercer Raceway Park will showcase the Luxaire Heating & Cooling Sprint Cars, Approved Toilet Rental Modifieds, 4 Your Car Connection FASTRAK Late Models, Stock Cars, and Mini Stocks on a regular basis beginning April 3 pending the completion of the ―Chiller Thriller‖. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with warm-ups at 6:15 and racing at 7. Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly late March through October. The office in New Bedford, Pa. is open year-round late mornings and after 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call the office at 724-964-9300 or the track on race day at 724-6621310. Check out our website at www.mercerracewaypark.com for the latest. Go to www.twitter.com/mercerraceway or Mercer Raceway Park on facebook.com to stay up to date. Text the word "MERCER" to 29222 for race event and special family and discounted promotions.