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Area briefing

Sophmore Showcase Nights at CCCTC

The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center will be hosting the second of two Sophomore Showcase Nights April 29. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be two sessions: 6 to 7 pm. and 7 to 8 p.m. Space is limited to 50 visitors for each session, so reservations are required. For reservations call Cindy Pugh at 330-424-9561 Ext. 0.

Current sophomores in Columbiana County and a parent or guardian are invited for a night full of information and tours of the high school programs at the CCCTC. During the program, students and parents will see displays of the programs and academics, meet the lab and academic instructors, visit labs and classrooms where an overview of the programs and academic offerings will be given and any questions can be answered, and tour the building and labs of interest. Help signing up for a program will be available during the evening.

Currently, the following career pathways are offered: Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Careers, Health Academy, Information Technology Academy, Interactive Multimedia, Landscape and Environmental Design, Lodging Services, Precision Machining and Manufacturing, Veterinary Technology and Welding. There is also all of the core academic areas in English, math, science and social studies. Intervention specialists are available to assist students that have an individual education plan (IEP).

For information about the event contact Sue Allison, guidance administrator, at 330-424-9561, Ext. 118 or by e-mail at sue.allison@ccctc.k12.oh.us.

Free community dinner

Trinity Parish Presbyterian Church in Chester will host a take out Free Community Dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Wells School Bingo Hall building in Newell. Enter through the back of the building and up the ramp. Due to social distancing there will be no entry before 3 p.m. The menu includes chicken sandwich, cole slaw, Jell-O and dessert. The Free Community Dinner is a mission of Trinity Parish Presbyterian Church and is free and open to all.

Chester Park accepting reservations

Chester City Park is now accepting reservations for the outside park pavilion rentals and the inside Badgley Pavilion. For information call 304-224-5855.

Lepper Library plans book sale

Lepper Library will hold a one-day book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 7. There will be a wide selection of adult, teen and children’s books, audios and DVDs. The prices are: 50 cents for hardbacks, 25 cents for paperbacks, $1 for audios and DVDs and 25 cents for children’s books. Magazines are free with any purchase. Enter at the garage off Vine Street.

Free outdoor performances at YSU

The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University will present three free outdoor performances, featuring these local students:

Kayla Gilmore of Chester, W.Va., who is studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance Instrument.

Caroline Mclaughlin of Toronto, who is styding for a Bachelor of Arts in Undecided.

The following free concerts are scheduled:

Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m. Sunset Brass Quintet and Breakout Brass Quintet perform in the lower level of the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck. Bring a chair. Parking is $5.

Sunday, April 25, 2:30 p.m. Ten Voice Studio students perform in Harrison Common on Walnut Street. Bring a chair, blanket, snacks.

Monday, April. 26, 6 p.m. The Flute Ensemble performs at Harrison Common on Walnut Street.

Mount Union acknowledges local students

University of Mount Union students were acknowledged at the institution’s Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation, held virtually on Tuesday, April 20 on its website and social media channels.

Andrea Dietz, of East Liverpool, was awarded the Alpha Lambda Delta 2021 Senior Certificate at the 2021 Mount Union Honors Convocation.

Faith Hoobler, of Hammondsville, was awarded Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference Status in women’s track and field at the 2021 Mount Union Honors Convocation.

Each year, the convocation honors graduating seniors and underclass students who have excelled academically, displayed excellent leadership skills and shown dedication to the University and community through outstanding community service initiatives.

Learn more and view all 2021 award winners at mountunion.edu/honors-convocation.

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts

Artist applications for the 23rd annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts are available now at www.ysu.edu/sfa. The Festival is scheduled for July 17 and 18 at its new location at Wean Park/Huntington Community Alley in downtown Youngstown. A key component of the event is manifested in the integrity of the art work, which has fueled the event’s strong reputation among visitors and vendors alike. As a juried show, artists must submit applications and examples of their work for judging by a committee of arts professionals. Information is available by emailing Lori Factor at lafactor@ysu.edu.

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