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Akron Children's seeks nominations – Youngstown Vindicator

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Akron Children’s seeks nominations


Nominations are being accepted for the Children’s Advocate Award, which will be presented by Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley at the Champions for our Valley’s Children celebration May 7 at The Lake Club.

Nominees may be individuals, group of individuals or an organization and can be self-nominated or nominated by another person.

Nominees must reside in the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley service area, which consists of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Northeast Ohio, and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Western Pennsylvania. Selection criteria for the Children’s Advocate Award are as follows: demonstrates a deep, caring desire to help children; has taken action to address a problem facing local youth; has provided three or more years of service directly affecting the well-being of children; addresses a broad problem affecting a large number of youth; demonstrates a long-term commitment to finding solutions to the problem/issue, primarily at the local level; gives personal volunteer service over and above the expectations of his/her career or profession; and promotes continuation of his/her advocacy or service by enlisting others to join in solving the problem and enhancing the well-being of children and the community.

In order to be considered, the completed nomination form and accompanying narrative must be received by March 3. For a nomination form, visit www.akronchildrens.org/mvchampions or call 330-746-8712. The Champions for our Valley’s Children Celebration Dinner will recognize donors, volunteers, staff and community partners who have supported the hospital. Reservations are $50 per person and corporate sponsorships are available.

TourismOhio launches presidential trail


TourismOhio, in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, recently launched the Ohio Presidential Trail on Trails.Ohio.org. The 13-stop trail invites travelers to find history in Ohio by highlighting homes, libraries, museums and monuments that tell the life stories of eight U.S. presidents elected from the state.

Stops on the Ohio Presidential Trail include: William Henry Harrison Tomb, North Bend; William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati; U.S. Grant Birthplace, Point Pleasant; U.S. Grant Boyhood Home & Schoolhouse, Georgetown; Warren G. Harding Home & Memorial, Marion; Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum, Fremont; Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland; James A. Garfield National Historic Site; James A Garfield Birthplace, Moreland Hills ; Hiram College (Garfield and his wife met there), Hiram; William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton; National First Ladies’ Library, Canton; and McKinley Memorial Museum & McKinley Birthplace Home, Niles.


The Ohio Presidential Trail is one of more than 65 trails that can be found on the Ohio Adventure Trails map at Ohio.org. For more information, follow Trumbull County Tourism Bureau on Facebook or visit ExploreTrumbullCounty.com.

Society to celebrate black history


In celebration of African American History Month, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, 325 W. Federal St., is sponsoring “Storytelling in the African American Oral Tradition” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. This free event featuring Jocelyn and Robert Dabney will explore African American history and culture through song, poetry, and spoken words. Jocelyn Dabney is a storyteller, actress, and retired high school librarian from Youngstown. She will perform with her husband, Robert, who accompanies her with singing and drumming. They are charter members of the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers and members of the National Association of Black Storytellers. Free adjacent parking is available at the society. For information, contact education@mahoninghistory.org or 330-743-2589.

Library to host book discussion


Join the conversation at Salem Public Library’s adult book discussion at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Quaker Room, 821 E. State St. The chosen book, “Shopping, Seduction, and Mr. Selfridge” by Lindy Woodhead chronicles the life of Harry Gordon Selfridge, a charismatic American who rose from a stock boy at the Marshall Field’s store in Chicago to a partner in the business which his visionary skills had helped to create. The book discussion group convenes the fourth Tuesday of each month and features fiction and non-fiction reading selections. Each title may be borrowed from the library. The group is always open to new participants. No registration is required to participate, and the discussion is open to the public free of cost. For information, call 330-332-0042.

School to host registration


The Campbell City Schools will host kindergarten registration and screening for the 2019-20 school year March 6 and 7. Children must be 5 years of age by Sept. 30 and reside within the city of Campbell.

Parents and guardians can pick up en enrollment packet at the central enrollment office at Memorial High School, 280 6th St., before Feb. 26. Call Danielle Broz at 330-799-8204 to schedule an appointment. It is recommended that parents schedule an appointment for registration. Students must attend the appointment for screening purposes.

Library to host “Fix It Wizard” program


Salem Public Library’s “Fix It Wizard” program set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday will be presented by Jim Grimm, Parks Foreman for Salem Parks and Recreation Department. Learn how to properly care for lawn mowers and small engines to extend the life and use of the machines. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the library’s Quaker Room located at 821 E. State St. Register online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library at 330-332-0042 for assistance.

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