Mahoning Valley Podcast Episode 19

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The program “Curious Buckeyes: Lesser-Known Facts in Ohio History” will be presented by Jason R. Carruthers, of Kent State University, on Monday, January 30, 2017 beginning at 6:30pm in the library’s Quaker Room located at 821 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460. The program will discuss some of the lesser- known aspects of Ohio history, from its pre-colonial history, through the Civil War, the Space Race and into the modern era. Online registration at is required for this program that is free of cost to attend and open to the public.

Jason R. Carruthers is an adjunct instructor at Kent State University, where he is also a Ph.D. candidate in American History. A native of Wadsworth, Ohio, he holds a B.S. from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and a M.A. from the University of Akron.

For more information and assistance with registration, if needed, please call the library at 330-332-0042 or email to

On Saturday, January 28 Come out to the Beaver Creek State Park for Trail Building between 9AM and 1PM. We will be finishing up the Upper Salamander trail, and we will be back at it to make 3 weekends in a row. Please help us to complete the Upper Salamander Trail this weekend so we can move on to Milton! For this event it will be best to park in the upper lot across from the Beaver Creek State Park campground on Leslie Road. It’s a shorter walk from that area. Come out from 9am to 1pm, or just come out for however much time you can spend with us! All efforts are appreciated. We have the tools! We’ll mostly be doing bench work this time around. Dress warm.

Friday and Saturday Open Auditions at the Youngstown Play House for the Musical “Hair Spray” Make sure to click the link in the show notes for more information.

AUDITION DATES: Friday, January 27,2017 at 6pm OR Saturday, January 28,2017 at 6pm (You do not need to attend both nights)

Callbacks on Sunday, January 29 (only if necessary) Please be on time and ready to dance.


Everyone (15 and over, except for Little Inez who should be about 11). Please read below for more specific casting needs.


A strong component of the Hairspray story revolves around race in the 1960’s, as well as specific body types and ages. It is our goal to have the following characteristics appear on the stage to forward the story:



Plus‐sized (Pleasantly plump!)

Notably slimmer than plus‐sized

Appear” means you naturally look the part – we will not be using make‐up to modify ethnicity or costuming to dramatically alter body type (except for Edna’s brassiere!). Several roles in the play do not call for a specific ethnicity or body type. The Youngstown Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity organization and encourages every one of all races and sizes to audition for age appropriate roles. Hairspray is fairly unique in its specificity for ethnicity and body type. Most of our productions are much less specific!


Sign in upon arrival. Please bring a headshot, or recent photograph, and a typed resume.

ALL auditioners are asked to prepare 32 bars of a 50’s or 60’s rock song (NOT from the show). An accompanist will be provided. Please make sure that your sheet music is in the correct key. You may use a CD of music only. ALL who audition will be expected to dance, please come prepared to move. Some auditioners will be asked to read from the script. If you have any questions send an email to

Help us kickoff the 2017 membership campaign with a Chili Cookoff and Benefit Showcase on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 5-6:30 PM at the Trumbull Ag Center.

Join us to learn about Farm Bureau accomplishments, and gather information on the benefits of being a Farm Bureau member, and how to get involved. Bringing friends and memberships (new or renewal) can win you prizes! If you are interested in entering your best pot of chili into the cookoff and/or having a table at the benefit showcase, please contact Marsha Stanhope at 330-240-1587 or call the office at 440-437-8700.

Event admission is free. Donations are encouraged. Donations will be given to the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Warren Farmers Market. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 25th 2017 by calling 440.437.8700 or emailing

Farm Bureau membership is open to all Ohioans, including farmers, producers, young farmers, gardeners, food and wine enthusiasts and anyone who would like to support Ohio’s food and farming community. Learn more at Head on over to their Facebook Page and give em a like too.

Meals on Wheels PSA

Black History Month Events Notices can be sent to the Vindicator by January 28. And after that, please send them to me for coverage and mention. To send to the Vindicator: The Vindicator will again run a listing of Black History Month activities through the month of February. The deadline to submit your information is Saturday, Jan. 28 for the Vindicator. Send the day, time, place of your event and if there is a cost to:

Black History Month Events, The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown, OH 44501

By email to Put Black History Month Events in the subject line.

Questions: Call 330-747-1471, exts. 1489 or 1254.

You can also send them to me at anytime after the Vindicator Deadline. Please send any links to the Sponsoring Organization’s Websites and Facebook Events so I can make sure to link to them on the show notes for the podcast episodes.

Our very own Youngstown Nighthawks will be playing on Saturday Night in Cortland. Very reasonable tickets are available for less then 12 bucks here.

The Youngstown Nighthawks are a semi-professional arena soccer team for the Northeast Ohio and PA West communities. The team is based in Youngstown, Ohio and competes in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL).The Nighthawks utilize the game of arena soccer to create an exciting, intimate atmosphere of affordable entertainment for the benefit of sports fans of all ages. The Nighthawks are an active community member and creates a unique opportunity for the promotion of community based programs and initiatives.

With a passion for the game of soccer and the backing of both Northeast Ohio and PA West soccer communities the Youngstown Nighthawks was founded in 2014 by Edward Holmes, Joshua Auden, and Chris Harrold. They have a goal to bring the indoor soccer game back into their local communities and provide an affordable, intimate and exciting entertainment experience.

Sunday January 29 from 12Pm to 2PM Help the Steel Valley Vineyard to prepare the installation of shelving in the 4 Greenhouses we have to fire up them up next month. We will have to slide the greenhouses over and take out inner pannels so the 2 pellet stoves wil circulate the heat inside of all 4 of the houses. The houses are very light, just awkward to move. Insulation Foam will go around each opening and the houses will be set back together and squared up. Head over to 3411 Idlewood Ave.

Grilled Chicken and Drinks provided.

AARP Caregiver PSA