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Students at Austintown Elementary School enjoyed breakfast on March 4 for doughnut day as part of National Breakfast Week.

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Austintown’s firstand second-grade team, The Rockets, were the champions in the Mineral Ridge JR NBA youth basketball league.



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Adoptable Pets of the Week ELAINE Neighbors serves the towns of Boardman, Austintown, Canfield and Poland and is published every Saturday in The Vindicator. It also is distributed free to nonsubscribers in those towns. If you have a news story, we would be interested in hearing from you. You may email us at You can send mail to Neighbors, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown, OH 44501. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for any material that is to be returned. Items may also be picked up at our offices. For news submissions, you may also call us at 330-740-2965. For delivery, call 330-746-6561. For advertising inquiries, call 330-747-1471 ext. 1216.

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mance dates are June 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16. If you have questions, call Nick at 330-881-4081.

Austintown Schools Pasta dinner fundraiser to schedule kindergarten registration take place on March 24 The Knights of Columbus #3930 will be sponsoring a pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit Matt Johnson who lost his mother in a car accident. The event will take place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center, located at 4500 Norquest Boulevard in Austintown, on March 24 from 12-5 p.m. Dinners include pasta, meatballs, tossed salad, bread/butter, dessert and beverages. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction. Dinners for adults are $8, children ages 6-12 are $4 and there is no charge for children ages 5 and under.

Hopewell Theatre announces auditions for “On Golden Pond” Auditions for “On Golden Pond” will take place on March 17 and March 18 at 6 p.m. at Hopewell Theatre, located at 702 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown. Directing is Nick Mulichak assisted by Regina Rees. Cast requirements are Norman - male, 70s; Ethel - female, late 60s/early 70s; Chelsea - female, 40s; Charlie - male, 40s/early 50s; Billy Ray - male, 40s/early 50s; and Billy Ray, Jr. - male, early teens. Come prepared to read from the script. A prepared monologue, no more than two minutes long, is optional. Perfor-

The Austintown Local Schools will host kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year for students residing in the Austintown School District. Kindergarten registration packets are available Monday through Friday at Austintown Elementary School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and at Austintown Early Learning Center from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The packet explains all necessary documents needed. All new kindergarten students must attend a registration and screening appointment. Registration and screening for the 2019-20 school year will be done by appointment only. Contact the Registration Department at 330-797-3900, ext. 1551 or ext. 1516 to make an appointment. The registration location is Austintown Elementary School, 245 Idaho Road-Lynn Kirk Loop in Austintown. Appointments are available in March from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., with last appointment at 6:45 p.m,, on March 19; from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on March 20; and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., with last appointment at 6:45 p.m., on March 21. Appointments are available in April from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., with last appointment at 6:45 p.m., on April 23; from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 24; and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., with last appointment at 6:45 p.m., on April 25.


This bright-eyed, beautiful kitty is Elaine. She is a female, grey tabby Domestic Shorthair who is estimated to be 1-year and 11-months-old. She has been at Angels for Animals since May 9, 2018. Are you looking for a new companion and would like more information on Elaine? Call or visit Angels for Animals during regular hours.

Sweet, shy Daffy was living outside when he was rescued. This handsome, short haired harlequin is neutered, litter-box trained, and looking for his furever home. He is at F5RS, a 501c3 no kill rescue and sanctuary. For more information contact us at f5rescue@, www.f5rs. org or on Facebook.

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POLL RESULTS Every week, we’ll provide a question about our Neighbors communities and ask you to weigh in with an answer. And we hope you’ll share an opinion as well. Here are the results to last week’s poll.


AUSTINTOWN Which 2019 live action Disney release are you most excited for? Yes - I have since childhood. 0% Lion King. 66% Dumbo. 0% Yes - But only when I need a Aladdin. 0% I’m not a fan of live action relucky boost. 0% makes. 33%

Do you carry a lucky item? No - I have in the past, but don’t now. 0% No - I don’t believe in luck. 100%



Do you enjoy superhero movies?

Which spring flower do you find most beautiful?

Yes - It’s one of my favorite genres. 0%

No - I’ll watch them, but I would rather watch other things. 0%

Yes - But I like other types of movies more. 100%

No - I’m not at all interested in them. 0%

Tulips. 50%

Daffodils. 0%

Hyacinths. 50%

Other. 0%

Peonies. 0%

NEW POLL QUESTION Yes - It’s my favorite season. Yes - I enjoy all the seasons.



Do you enjoy spring?

Do you consider yourself to be artistic?

No - I don’t dislike it, but it’s not my favorite. No - It’s my least favorite season.

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Yes - I love creating art. Yes - But not in traditional artrelated ways.

No - But I don’t let that stop me from creating. No - I’m creative in other ways.

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Which type of clothing colors are you most drawn to?

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Cool tones.

Patterned pieces.

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Food Service Director awarded scholarship to pursue further education in school nutrition In December, Austintown Food Service Director Alexis Weber was awarded the 2019 School Nutrition Association of Ohio School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Scholarship. The scholarship awarded Weber the opportunity to sit for the SNS exam at no cost. The School Nutrition Specialist credential is a national recognition that is managed by the national School Nutrition Association. A School Nutrition Specialist is a person who has successfully passed the School Nutrition Specialist exam, demonstrated the knowledge and competencies necessary to manage school nutrition programs and is dedicated to continuing their professional development. Some of the benefits of the SNS credential include increased ability to manage a complex food service operation and formal recognition of professional achievement at a national level. Weber’s degree in Food and Nutrition, credential as a Registered Dietitian, and work experience qualified her as candidate for the SNS credential.

Cardinal Mooney High School announces 16th annual “Celebrate Mooney” auction Cardinal Mooney High School has set the date for its 16th annual fundraising auction as April 13. The largest fundraising event of the year will take place at the school, located at 2545 Erie St, Youngstown, between 5:30 and 11 p.m. Cocktails and silent auction to begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. This year’s honorary chairwoman is CMHS teacher, mentor and Cardinals sports enthusiast, Nancy Shugart. Tickets are available by calling the school at 330-788-5007 or online through the school’s website at events. Sponsorship opportunities are also available with options to have your company’s logo featured at the event. Call Sue Brandenstein at 330-788-5113 for more information.


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Kitchen manager Cindy Todd served a breakfast of doughnuts to Austintown Elementary School students on March 4 during National Breakfast Week.


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Students at Austintown Elementary School enjoyed breakfast on March 4 for doughnut day as part of National Breakfast Week.

Austintown celebrates National Breakfast Week By JESSICA HARKER

T he Au st i ntow n S c ho ol District celebrated National Breakfast week starting on March 4. All Austintown schools offered prizes and give a ways to students who purchased breakfast as a way to encourage healthy eating. “E at i ng brea k f a st helps them study, it helps them focus throughout the day and a lot of students don’t get that at home,” said Cindy Todd, AES

kitchen manager. Todd organized a competition between grades, giving away doughnut pillows to select students in the grade that has the most students purchase breakfast throughout the week. “It’s a way to encourage more students to eat brea k fast,” Todd said. “It’s a huge statewide push.” The theme for International Breakfast Week this year is Start Your Engines. Todd said to celebrate the

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Kindergarten, first- and second-grade students competed to see which class purchased the most breakfasts for National Breakfast Week.

theme she is giving away hot wheel cars and pencils to all students who purchase breakfast throughout the week. “This is not something we are required to do, but we do it, because we know how important it is,” Todd said. AMS students who purchase breakfast throughout the week were entered to into a raffle to receive scientific calculators. Students at Fitch High School and AMS who purchase breakfast were also entered to receive movie tickets.

“We just want to be sure that all the kids who need to eat are eating, which is why the breakfast program is so great,” Todd said. She explained that most of the students who purchase breakfast at AES are on the free and reduced lunch program, outlining the need for offering breakfast at schools. “We try to give them the food that they like, while still meeting the guidelines,” Todd said. “That way everyone can enjoy the options we have available.”

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Students at Austintown Elementary School purchased lunches on March 4 for National Breakfast Week.

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The Ohio Reading Corps is offering free reading tutors for children kindergarten through third grade at the Boardman and Michael Kusalaba libraries. The program, which began the first week of February and lasts for six weeks, is run entirely by volunteers according to ORC Regional Coordinator Sarah Laite. “We focus on the lower grades because that is where the need is,” Laite said. “If you can catch a struggling student early enough, you can change the whole trajectory of their life.” The program focus’ on students who don’t qualify for special assistance, but still need help with reading skills. “What about those students that are just below level in reading? With no one to help them bridge the gap, they fall further and further behind,” Laite said. “This is where we come in.” She said that the Ohio Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program, with all volunteers serving with Americorps for at least a year. “We work to fill needs that are not otherwise being met,” Laite said. “Some students do great with whole-classroom instruction, and some students have more complicated needs that are met through other services.” Serving at the library are eight volunteers, with four

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Volunteers are hired through a competitive process, including background checks, and reading tutors receive phonics training. “Additionally, we provide trauma trainings, growth mindset and many others that assist members in supporting the districts we serve,” Laite said. She explained that volunteers spend 30 hours per week volunteering in local schools, and the new library program is in addition to that work. “The goal is to meet individuals where they are at in order to support their success in school and to foster a love of reading,” Laite said. To apply, go to or or contact Laite with any questions at s.laite@



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Volunteers with the Mahoning County Educational Service Center posed at the Veterans Outreach “Ohio Flags of Honor” event at Boardman Park. Many volunteers will spend time volunteering to assist school age children with reading skills at both the Boardman and Michael Kusalaba Libraries.






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Austintown’s first- and second-grade team, The Rockets, were the champions in the Mineral Ridge JR NBA youth basketball league. They finished the season with a 6-2 record. Pictured are (front) Mason Dunlap, Chase Raymond, Caden Hernandez, Cooper Bilas, Bryce Stovall; (back) Evan Kessler, Dominic Anzevino, Levi Mowen, Jacob Trautman and Carson Jobe.

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Austintown Food Service receives breakfast award Austintown Elementary School received the 2018 Rising Star Award from the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge. This award is sponsored by the American Dairy Association, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio School Nutrition Association and Ohio Department of Education. The Rising Star Award was earned by AES for increasing break-


fast participation by more than 30 and $10 for each additional dog. Nonpercent from the previous school year. Boardman resident fees are $65 for one dog and $10 for each additionPaws Town at Boardman al dog. Membership packets may be Park picked up at the Boardman park office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday Enjoy the benefits of the outdoors by joining the Marge Hartman’s Paws through Friday, in the outdoor literature boxes at the dog park or onTown Dog Park at Boardman Park. The 3.25-acre fenced in dog park has line at One day separate fenced in areas for large and passes are also available for $5. Bring your dog’s shot records on veterinarsmall dogs, water fountains, a dog ian letter head, rabies and county tag wash station, benches, small shade numbers. Trees may be purchased in trees and dog waste bags. One year memberships to Paws Town are avail- honor of or in memory of your dog to able for 2019-20 and will be valid from be planted in Paws Town. Forms can be picked up at the park office. For date of purchase through March 31, more information on Paws Town, call 2020. Membership costs for Board330-726-8105. man residents are $40 for one dog

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The Youngstown Phantoms Youth Hockey Association recently announced that two of their teams swept the playoff championships to bring home the titles to the Youngstown area. The Youngstown Phantom’s 14U Minor A team made it a clean sweep this weekend at the Frozen Pond in Valencia, Pa. by capturing the PAHL (Pennsylvania Amateur Hockey League) Playoff Championship with a 1-0 nail biter over the Lawrence County Lightning. Joey Sfara broke a scoreless game at 3:22 of the second period tipping in a deflected slap shot by Bailey Ryan, assisted by Alan Doll. Goalie Victor Willock posted shutouts in both playoff game wins. The team had previously won the regular season finishing undefeated at 17-0-3.

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The Youngstown Phantoms Youth Squirt team 10U Minor A team also swept the Open Division Season End Tournament with a 4-1 final win over the Arctic Foxes from Pittsburgh, playing the championship game at the Covelli Centre on Phantom ice. Playing here allowed these boys to have many of their families and friends watch and experience the excitement with them. Many came out to cheer the team on, including the Bantams who won earlier in the day. The Squirt team was undefeated in their regular season games ending 14-0. Both teams will proudly hang their championship banners at their home ice, the Deep Freeze in Boardman.

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Evening with the Easter Bunny Boardman Park will present an evening with the Easter Bunny from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 10 and 11. Tickets will go on sale at the park office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting March 11. Tickets may also be obtained by calling the park office at 330-726-8105 to pay by credit card, or online at Tickets are $7 for Boardman residents and $9 for non-residents. Children 2 and under are free. The evening includes dinner, arts and crafts and a family photo with the Easter Bunny.

Lenten fish dinners offered Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will offer Lenten fish dinners at the Parish Center, located at 4500 Norquest Boulevard in Austintown, beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and then will run every Friday through Good Friday, April 19. The menu includes fried or baked haddock, fried shrimp, coleslaw or applesauce, bread and butter, choice of two sides, assorted desserts and beverages. There is also a complimentary pasta and pizza table with the purchase of adult eat-in dinners, only. The cost is $11 for adult dinners and $6 for children under the age of 12. Take-out dinners can be ordered at the door or by calling 330-2700650. Dinners will be served from 4-7 p.m.

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Junior Robotics League hosts third annual expo By JESSICA HARKER

The Austintown FIRST LEGO junior robotics league hosted its third annual expo at Austintown Elementary School on Feb. 7. Advisor Andy Yantes said this is the first year the league has been open to any interested student, resulting in more than 80 students, in kindergarten through fourth grade, being involved. “We had a lot of interest, which is so great,” Yantes said. The expo was a way for students to show off everything that they learned in the 12 week long program, according to Yantes. Younger students were broken into 14 teams, with two high school students advising each team. Volunteers from the FIRST LEGO robotics league at the high school, as well as National

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Student members of the Austintown FIRST LEGO Junior robotics league played with Legos during the third annual expo on Feb. 7 at Austintown Elementary School.

Honors Society students led the than just the robotics kids,” groups. Yantes said. “The NHS stu“We had so many kids involved we needed more help See ROBOTICS, Page 10




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Members of the 14 teams in the FIRST LEGO junior robotics league posed with their high school advisors during their third annual expo on Feb. 7 at Austintown Elementary School.

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dents stepped up, and they have all been great.” High school students worked with their groups once per week after school, teaching a different lesson each week. Yantes said this years program was titled “Mission Moon,” where students learned about the moon, and different types of engineering. Student created “show me posters” to display during the expo, according to Yantes, which talked about the students and their interest in robotics. “It’s all personalized, so they talked about why they wanted to join the group.

The expo was a way for them to practice verbally expressing what they learned,” Yantes said. The expo was open to community members, who Yantes said were encouraged to go around asking students about their posters, and the skills they learned through the program. “It teaches them how to not only learn about these topics, but express them to other people as well,” Yantes said. He said that the program will continue in upcoming years, offering an introduction to robotics for students at the elementary and intermediate levels. “This is the biggest year yet, and I think it’s a good sign that the program is needed at the younger level,” Yantes said.

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Senior robotics team member Brandon Malahtaris asked senior Taylor Baer to prom during the FIRST LEGO junior robotics expo on Feb. 7 at Austintown Elementary School.

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Fiscal Officer

The Village of McDonald is taking resumes for Village Fiscal Officer. A background in accounting is a must. Experience with government funding, a plus. The VFO would be responsible for all financial aspects of the Village such as, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and budgeting, to name a few. Resumes can be submitted to the Mayor at: 451 Ohio Avenue McDonald, OH 44437

Drivers Drivers, CDL-A: Ours start at $1635/wk., most typically earn $90,000+/yr. This regional opening has parking close to home at your local Penske Truck Leasing, 2 yrs. CDL-A experience. Call Penske Logistics 855-582-4441

Health Care

Front Office/ Medical Assistant

Boardman medical practice seeking front office position and/or medical assistant. Four day work week, approx. 32 hrs. per wk. Exp. preferred, but not required. Send resume to: Box M62689 c/o The Vindicator, PO Box 780 Youngstown, OH 44501 Fax your ads Monday through Friday to (330) 747-0399.

Call 330-746-6565 Professional

Skills/Trades Machine Operator Positions

TV Technician Must be willing to work a very flexible schedule involving weekends and various hours during the week with a maximum of 29 hours. Qualified individuals will be operating both on-air and production switching and automation equipment.

CCL Container is North America's Leading manufacturer if recyclable aluminum aerosol cans, aluminum bottles, barrier systems, and other specialty aluminum packaging for global consumer brands in the personal acre, hair care, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, household and Industrial market sectors.

Job duties include overseeing commercial breaks, segmenting syndicated shows, program log and record keeping, coding of newscasts and local shows, and subsequent airing of those shows using Ross Overdrive.

MUST HAVE EXCELLENT MECHANICAL ABILITY AND BE WILLING TO WORK. Must be able to work rotating shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays. Experience preferred in manufacturing environment.

This position requires great communication skills in working with producers and directing talent in the studio and at remote locations. Computer skills, timekeeping, and the ability to organize and multitask are a must. A degree in communications and broadcast experience are a plus. Send resumes to: Chief Engineer

Set-up, adjusts and

- Part-Time -


P.O. Box 689 Yo., OH, 44501-0689 or email: No phone calls, no walk-ins please. WFMJ Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Restaurants/ Food Service Exp. servers/cook. Family friendly bar/grill. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 330-559-2120


maintains various machines, trimming and bath machines and related equipment. Primary responsibility for production and quality on assigned equipment. Perform preventative and general repairs to equipment involving knowledge of mechanical and/or electrical principles. Must pass mechanical aptitude test, color test, physical and background check. Please send resumes to:

CCL Container

ATTN: Human Resource Manager One Llodio Drive Hermitage, PA 16148

Local Foundry hiring multiple positions:

-General Laborer -Grinder (Clean & grind castings using pneumatic hand tools)

CNC Programmer -Molder Full/Part time with 3yrs.

(Layout patterns & run sand machine)


RENTALS Apartments Unfurnished Basement Townhomes



Large 1-bdrm. apt., ample closet space, balcony/patio, in bldg. laundry, pool & fitness center on site. 1st Full month rent free! Call for details, 330-792-0792 Austintown

LeChateau Apts.

1-Bdrm., 1-bath, lg. closets, central air, select units pet friendly, $550 + electric. Free water & heat. Call today for specials! 330-792-0792 Austintown

Studio Simplicity

Spacious studios, plenty of closet space, kitchen with appliances, fitness center, swimming pool & onsite laundry. 330-792-0792 Boardman

Hitchcock Apts. Studio, 1-Bdrm. and 2-Bdrm. 330-758-6729

Ask for Special! Boardman - Spacious 2 bdrm., behind Boardman Plaza. Heat & water incl., $575/mo.. 330-533-5424 Yo. East - 2-Bdrm. units, newly remodeled kit., close to shopping & bus line. Call 330-746-3758

exp. Apply at: Aztec Manufacturing 4325 Simon Rd. Youngstown, OH 44512 or call 330-783-9747


Houses For Rent

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-Manual Machinist

Berlin Center - 2 bdrm., 2 bath, c/a, attached garage, water & gas incl. $775/mo. 330-207-9982 leave msg.

(Experience with a variety of alloys required. Weld test performed)

(Set up & operation of conventional manual lathes & mills) All positions are full time day shift with benefits after a probation period. Able to work in manufacturing environment wearing protective equipment. Drug Free Workplace with pre-employment & random drug screens. Interested candidates may send resumes by email to: Or call 330-550-4079 between 12:00pm & 4:00pm Monday thru Friday

Houses For Rent


Wanted to Buy



Boardman - NICE $695/mo. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, all appl., 52 Aylesboro, 303 Melrose Easy to buy! NOT for rent. 0 down, good credit (640) By owner, 330-651-5569

Patio Furniture - 4 pc. premium wrought iron, very expensive, excellent, asking $400. Call 267-639-0124

WANTED: Collections of LP’s, 45 rpm Records. Cash paid. Call 330-518-6576

Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary 2003, 883 with 1200 kit, needs a little work, $3500 firm. Call 330-261-3195

Chrysler Town & Country 2002. Rebuilt motor, absolutely turn key for many years, $2100. 330-506-9966


2-Bdrm., 1.5-bath townhomes, spacious closets, finished basement rec rm., pet friendly, washer/dryer hookup, starting at $790 + utilities. Call today! 330-792-0792



REAL ESTATE Houses For Sale BOARDMAN -”0 DOWN” Special Bank Financing Sharp! Newly Remodeled. 52 Aylesboro-303 Melrose, 3/4 bdrm. - 2 bath, $89,900 By owner, 330-651-5569 Yo. South - by owner, 3 Bdrm. house, $6000. Call 330-610-6869

Acreage BRUNER LAND CO., INC. 330-423-9285 ‘Owner Financing Available’ COLUMBIANA CO. Yellow Creek Twp., 75 acres stream, woods, good hunting, $245,900. MAHONING CO. Milton Township., 5 acres, $35,900. Last lot left! Springfield Twp., 8 acres, utilities, $48,900. TRUMBULL CO. Braceville Twp., 93 acres, river frontage, industrial zoning, $214,900. Diehl South Rd. Champion Twp., 43 wooded acres, utilities, $104,900.


STUFF Cemetery Lots Forest Lawn Cemetery Value $750, selling for $400. Call 330-503-1425

Clothing MINK COAT - Beautiful full length, dk. brown, sm./ med. $550. 330-726-4059

Furniture Couch, loveseat & chair, good condition, $600. Can text pictures. 330-540-3913 Want to buy a bike or have one to sell? Try Classified ads for the best results! Call (330) 746-6565.


SALES POSITION AVAILABLE Retail promotional booth sales.


Must have reliable transportation and be able to work weekends. Prior sales experience helpful but not necessary.

Beautiful CONTEMPORARY beveled glass rectangular table, marble base, w/brass accent bar, 6 taupe, parson chairs, like new, 59”x39”, $600. Call 330-726-4059

Medical Equipment Inversion Table - Peter, like new, pd. $399, will sell $200/offer 330-360-7842 Teeter Fit Spine New, you haul it, $300. Call 330-240-1078

Jewelry Diamond vintage ladies dome, 2 1/4 ct. cluster ring with (2) 1/3 ct. rubies, $2950 or best offer. Call 330-533-6774

Lawn/Garden Equipment Mower - 52” X-Mark. Great shape, with vac, 1 owner/ driver, $5900. 330-559-2120 SNOWBLOWER - BRAND NEW CRAFTSMAN 2-stage, elec. start, selfpropelled. Still in box, locally stored for pick up in Boardman, $550. Call Carrie, 312-545-3447 Snowblower - Craftsman 9hp., 28” wide, elec start, excellent, pd. $1000, asking $600. Call 267-639-0124

Musical Instruments

Cats KITTENS & CATS 330-502-5352

Dogs BLOODHOUND AKC, 10 mo., red, male. 330-318-0904. BOSTON TERRIERS - AKC Available Now Call 330-406-6920

GERMAN SHEPHERDS AKC - 330-261-8152 Great Dane Pups - AKC Fawn, shots! Ready for St. Patricks Day! 814-616-0416.

CALL 330.233.3443

Road King Classic - 2009 Many extras. Excellent condition. $8500. 330-692-1437

Automobiles Chevrolet Malibu LS 2012 Very good condition, white ext., tan int., 55,714 mi., Clean CARFAX, $7995.99 + tax & title. 330-720-3008 Chevrolet Malibu - 2010 Great condition, 87,200 mi., $5000/offer. 330-314-6567. Kia Soul+ - 2012, new brakes, nice tires, bluetooth, fresh oil change & completely detailed, 82,000 mi., needs nothing, $6900. Call 330-219-4962.

Huskies, Mal-Shih, ShorkTese, Yorkies, Shih-Chon. 1560 E. Liberty St., Girard, Ohio off Belmont 330-259-1286 Cash or Finance

Pontiac Bonneville - 1994, very clean, 35,000 mi., $5000. Call 330-533-3952.

Free Pets

BRITTAIN Chevrolet. 57 E. Martin St., E. Palestine, OH. Local 1-800-589-7970

NOTICE: Screen respondents carefully when giving away animals. 8000


Dodge Caravan SE - 2003 4 new tires, new battery, $1975. Call 330-540-7424

Toyota Camry 1997. Runs good, needs work, $1200/or trade. 330-707-4527

SUVs Lincoln MKX 2007. white, black int., dbl. moonroof, 167,000 mi., good condition, $6595. Call 330-501-3464

Automobile Parts/Service Rims & Tires - full set, Asante, 22” chrome, brand new, $3500. 330-519-8128.

PIANO - Baby Grand Black, $1500 Call 330-423-5609 PIANO - Upright, Kohler & Campbell, needlepoint bench, like new, $500. 330-759-3396, leave msg. Selling your stuff is as easy as picking up your phone. Call 330-746-6565 today!

General Help



Motorcycles/Mopeds Harley-Davidson Road King 2002. Fuel injected, 18,000 orig. mi., like new condition, $8250. Call or text 330-506-6629

General Help

DOOR-TO-DOOR COMMISSIONED SALES Earn Top Level Commissions Through Your Efforts!

Sales Contractors Needed Throughout Our Distribution Area Sell newspaper subscriptions on behalf of:

Your Classified source! Hundreds of ads weekly... Garage Sales to Auto Sales, Help Wanted to Date Wanted We’ve got you covered!

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Top sales reps are earning per week doing this, you can too. For More information, please call: 330.747.1471 Ext. 1518

Asphalt Paving A+ PAVING - Driveways, parking lots, patching & seal coating. Reasonable rates. Call 330-402-7908

Cement & Masonry A+ MASONRY Brick, Block, Stone & Stucco, Concrete, Basement waterproofing, Steps, Foundations. All work guaranteed, 30 yrs. exp. Fully insured. Small jobs welcome. Call 330-402-7908

Electrical Work A Better Free Estimates New breaker boxes, rewire, lic., insured. 330-758-7074

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Nursing Care


Helping with daily activites or companionship. 15-25 hrs./wk. References avail. Call Marta, 330-755-3436.

Painting Painting, Repairs, Drywall Professional Work Call Marty at 330-406-5791 T&S PAINTING Fully insured, 25 yrs. exp. Free estimates. All jobs big & small. Call 330-360-4092

Plastering & Drywall PLASTERING FREE ESTIMATES 330-746-8521/330-717-1349

Siding SHAWN’S Vinyl Siding Repairs. Don’t Delay, Call Today! 330-746-8158 You have waited long enough. Get your hands on a new house today using the Neighbors Classifieds.

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Happily Ever After Stephanie Muntean | Jeremy Mickler YOUNGSTOWN

The Rev. Jeffrey Mickler heard the exchange of vows between Stephanie Muntean and Jeremy Mickler during a wedding ceremony at 1 p.m. Oct. 6, 2018, at St. Patrick Church in Youngstown. After the newlyweds accepted congratulations at a reception at Stambaugh Auditorium, they honeymooned in Jamaica. They reside in Youngstown. The bride is a daughter of Gary and Dolly Muntean of Poland. The parents of the groom are Mark Mickler of Youngstown and the late Jeanette Mickler. The bride’s gown was designed of fine metallic lace with a strapless bodice and a sweetheart neckline which flowed into an A-lined skirt and chapellength train. A sheer lace jacket with long sleeves and a high neckline accented the dress. A cathedral-length veil of soft tulle completed her ensemble. Jennifer Krawchyk, the bride’s sister, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids, wearing taupe-colored dresses, were Kristin Fox; Jessica Cene; Jennifer Drennen; Gina Vicarel; Chelsea Korda; and Kristin Puch, Stacey Finch and Elyse Kunzer, cousins of the bride. Penelope Pavlak, cousin of the groom, was the flower girl. The groom’s brother, Alex Mickler, held the responsibilities of best man. Gary Muntean Jr., brother of the bride; Ryan Pavlak, cousin of the groom; Nick


Dennis and Paula Sopkovich of Canfield are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Sopkovich, to Andrew Decker, both of Warren, Pa. The prospective groom is a son of Michael and Caryl Decker of Russell, Pa. The wedding ceremony and reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Brookside Farm in Louisville. Invitations will be issued for both events. The bride-elect graduated from University of Mount Union with a bachelor’s degree in education. She is a special-education teacher for CattaraugusAllegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Olean, N.Y. Mr. Decker graduated from Mount Belcastro, cousin of the groom; Bran- Union with a bachelor’s degree in envidon Moore; Nick Halcomb; Dave De- ronmental science and is a field service Julio; Jacob Saborse; and Michael Geb- representative at SUEZ Water Technolhart were the groomsmen. ogies & Solutions in Warren, Pa. Kyle and Carter Krawchyk, the bride’s nephews, were the ring bearers. Ushers were Dave Krawchyk, brotherin-law of the bride, and Beau Halcomb. A graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in education, Mrs. Mickler earned a master’s POLAND degree in curriculum and instruction St. Maron Church in Austintown has from Ashland University. She is an Eng- been chosen as the setting for the June lish teacher at Struthers High School. 1 wedding of Victoria Farris of Poland Mr. Mickler graduated with a bach- to Daniel Antonucci of Hubbard, whose elor’s degree in geography from YSU. engagement is being announced by the He is a routing supervisor for MarkWest bride’s parents, John and Laura Farris Energy Partners in Cannonsburg, Pa. of Poland. The prospective groom is a son of Randall and Kathleen Antonucci of Hubbard. The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m., and an evening reception is planned for Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Invitations will be issued for both events. The bride-elect is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing education at Youngstown State University. She is a team lead nurse at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Mr. Antonucci earned a bachelor’s an engineer at Duquesne Light Co. in degree in engineering from YSU and is Pittsburgh.

Carla Lopez, Michael O’Keefe plan spring rite Ray and Donna Lopez of Poland and Michael and Paula O’Keefe of Cincinnati are announcing the engagement of their children, Carla Lopez and Michael O’Keefe, both of Cincinnati. St. Mary Parish in Cincinnati will be the site of the wedding ceremony April 6. A reception will follow at The Monastery, also in Cincinnati. Invitations will be issued for both events. The bride-elect graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is a sales representative for Varsity Spirit Fashion in Cincinnati. Mr. O’Keefe graduated from Georgetown College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is an accountant at AL. Neyer in Cincinnati.

Jessica Sopkovich, Andrew Decker to marry Aug. 17

Victoria Farris, Daniel Antonucci to exchange vows

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