Governor Orders Flags Lowered Half Staff for Firefighter that Lost his Life Last Night

Governor Orders Flags Lowered Half Staff for Firefighter that Lost his Life Last Night

Last night, Cleveland Firefighter Johnny Tetrick from Engine 22 was working on a scene on I-90 near the MLK exit and was struck by a hit and run driver Saturday Night around 8:15pm. The firefighter was transported to the hospital and unfortunately passed away.

The firefighter was assisting a rollover crash, when the incident happened. It was reported by FOX 8 I-Team that the police had arrested a suspect just after 3 a.m. 

Governors statement: Governor DeWine has ordered that flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Cuyahoga County, and at the Ohio Statehouse, Vern Riffe Center, and Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus. Flags shall remain lowered until sunset on the day of his funeral.

All other public buildings and grounds throughout the state may fly the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio at half-staff at their discretion for the same time period.

E122: “Giving Tuesday,” The Season of Giving is Upon Us. Profiling some of the great non-profits in the Mahoning Valley

E122: “Giving Tuesday,” The Season of Giving is Upon Us. Profiling some of the great non-profits in the Mahoning Valley


Nobody does the season of giving like we do. Giving Tuesday is around the corner, and we are premiering our “Giving Tuesday in The Valley.” Join us as #SpanningtheNeed profiles some of our of valley’s nonprofits: Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, The Brightside Project, City Kids Care Inc., Project MKC, Inspiring Minds, Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, & The Walnut Grove.

There are so many great non-profits, it is hard to profile them all. We encourage you to search for other non-profits doing good in the community.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Tune in to the show to explore the following with each non-profit:

  • Discussion on how each of the individuals got started within the organization
  • What the Non-profits do
  • Most Successful Programs and how they make a difference
  • Discussing in detail about what they wish more people knew about their organizations
  • Main Obstacles and their needs right now
    and much more

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Time Stamp for the Profiles: 
00:00:19: Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County:
00:14:26: The Brightside Project:
00:29:18: City Kids Care, Inc:
00:50:46: Inspiring Minds:
01:01:19: Project MKC:
01:15:52: Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley:
01:31:02: The Walnut Grove:

School’s Courtyard Garden Improved ‘Tree Campus’ Receives Recognition

School’s Courtyard Garden Improved ‘Tree Campus’ Receives Recognition

Glenwood Junior High is one of 70 elementary, middle, and high schools across the United States to earn recognition through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus K-12 program. The program honors schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to nature-based education.

The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting. Its Tree Campus K-12 program, launched last year, encourages educators to create meaningful opportunities for students to interact with trees.

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“Spending time in nature sparks children’s imaginations, improves their mental and physical health, and shapes them into lifelong environmental stewards,” said Dan Lambe,chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “We are thrilled to see schools like Boardman Glenwood Junior High lead the way in this important work.

To earn the distinction, Glenwood Junior High met four goals:

  • Maintain a Tree Campus team that is dedicated to achieving recognition
  • Create an education plan that connects students to trees and their global benefits
  • Offer a hands-on experience that engages students in trees and the community
  • Hold an Arbor Day observance to celebrate trees within the school or the community

“Field studies of all kinds help our students understand the importance of nature, and how everything works together in our environment,” said 8th grade science teacher Laura Frost.

“By increasing education and awareness about trees in our local community, we can learn about our current struggles with invasive species, the role trees play in the ecosystem, and how trees help combat climate change. We are so excited to be recognized for our hands-on effort!”

The recognized schools span 31 states. In the first year of the program, more than 15,000 students participated in an Arbor Day celebration, and nearly 30,000 trees were planted.

PICTURED: Glenwood Junior High Wins Grand Prize FOR Recycled Garden: Glenwood Junior High has won a $15,000 grand prize in the Terracycle 2022 Brita & Meijer Recycled Garden Contest this summer. “The tables and benches have absolutely improved our outdoor classroom in the courtyard. They are the perfect touch! We have also used some gift cards to create a rain garden for our new outdoor classroom.

This space is brand new and has been a goal of ours for the last several years since the pandemic hit. The materials have helped us turn it into something we never could have imagined,” said Glenwood science teacher Scott Lenhart, pictured here during renovations at the site this summer. The recycled garden includes garden beds, picnic tables, benches and more.

This article is being republished with permission of the Boardman News.

How to Watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” Won’t Air Again on TV—But You Can Still Watch it w/Family

How to Watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” Won’t Air Again on TV—But You Can Still Watch it w/Family

Wow….We have not even finished our Halloween candy yet, and its almost time for Thanksgiving.

We are ok with that, as we love the food, family and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, aka the Peanuts. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving has been one of the most iconic movies of all time to play during the holiday season. Families have passed down the tradition to there kids and so on to introduce them to the Peanut characters. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special first aired in 1973 and has continued to be a family favorite special during our Thanksgiving festivities.

POTW, SA: Chloe Neider – Struthers Wildcats

The classic has been airing on TV for almost 50 years, CBS than to ABC in 2001. However, in 2018, Apple acquired the entire rights to the “Peanuts” catalog, which gives you all of the favorites. In 2020 & 2021, the Charles Schultz special aired on PBS and PBS Kids…Not this year….

“Regretfully, PBS does not have the rights to distribute the Peanuts specials this year,” the network stated. “We’ll all have to watch for the Great Pumpkin in a different pumpkin patch this Halloween.”

Santa Clause is Coming to the Eastwood Mall for the Holiday Season

Apple TV + will offer “A Charlie Brown Thanksgivings” to non-subscribers free from Wednesday, November 23-27th. The special will not be available on NetflixHulu, or Amazon Prime. Please check Apple TV + for more details and information on this special.

Note: This information has changed several times, so please check your local listings and Apple TV + for more information.

POTW, SA: Chloe Neider – Struthers Wildcats

POTW, SA: Chloe Neider – Struthers Wildcats

Each week, the #SpanningtheNeed podcast will present an “Inspirational Person of the Week and have a “Q & A” with one of its many gifted individuals and/or groups who are willing to go out of their own way to help others and/or student-athletes who display distinction, dedication, and perseverance in the classroom. This week’s featured is a student athlete player and is Chloe Neider from Struthers Wildcats. 

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Name:  Chloe Neider
School: Struthers High School
Basketball: Point Guard

GPA: 3.8

What are your plans after graduation?
After graduating I plan on attending Youngstown State University and majoring in Biology on the Pre-Med track to become a Pediatrician. 

What is your favorite class?
My favorite class is AP Biology. I love learning about the human body and how everything works together to function as one.

What do you enjoy most about playing this sport?
The thing I enjoy the most about basketball is the challenge. The challenge to work hard, show up, and do the best you can no matter what. It makes you a better player not only for yourself but also for the team. There is no “I” in team meaning, one person cannot do everything on their own. So, challenging yourself will not only make you better but your team also by setting an example.

What type of volunteer work are you involved in within your community?
I am involved in Struthers Clean-up day, the Rotary Pancake Breakfast, Caroling at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Struthers Supply Drive, Struthers Girls Basketball Spaghetti Dinner, and 4th-5th grade Girls Basketball camp.

Why is the most memorable moment in your scholastic career?
My most memorable moment in my scholastic career is

What is your favorite sports related movie?
The Blind Side

Who has the best nickname on the team and what is it?
Lorionna has the best nickname which it is Peanut. She is the only person with a nickname and she is called that because she is tiny.

Who is your role model?
My role model is my father, William Neider. He has taught me everything I know about basketball, school, responsibilities, leadership, etc. But the most important lesson he has taught me is working hard. I got the privilege to grow up in a household where everything was earned by hard work. He did not get anything handed to him as a child, he had to work for it. I would not be as successful with basketball, school, or work without

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is pizza.

What song best describes you or is the soundtrack to your life?
The song Happy by Pharrell Williams best describes me.

Are you looking to continue your playing career in college?
I am still deciding what I want to do, I am considering my options.

Do you have a field of study already chosen when you go to college? Why that field?
I am going to study Biology on the Pre-Med track in hopes to become a Pediatrician. I chose this field because I love helping people and I have a deep passion for studying the body.

What team do you most enthusiastically root for? (any sport)
I root for the Cleveland Browns.

A favorite quote by which you live.
I am a heavy perfectionist and it causes me to criticize myself so the quote I live by is “As long as you try your hardest that’s all that matters.”