News from the entire cantonal region

Life-size board games at the library

ALLIANCE – The Rodman Public Library is hosting a day of life-size board games for teens on Tuesday.

12-18 year olds are invited to the Main Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to play classic games – Checkers, Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga, Trouble and Yahtzee – on a large scale.

In Monopoly and Trouble, teens will be the centerpiece of the live game on a giant game board. In games that use dice, they will roll the dice several times larger than usual.

No registration is required and snacks will be provided. For more information, call 330-821-2665, ext. 217.

Aultman Foundation
start the grant process

TOWNSHIP – The Aultman Foundation is accepting application letters from local nonprofits for its 2022 grant cycle. To be eligible, the program must focus on mental health, obesity, child mortality, abuse opioids and drugs or access to health care in Stark, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Holmes and / or Carroll counties.

All request letters must be sent by January 31st. Starting this year, application letters must be submitted online; no paper or e-mailed request letter will be accepted.

Letters of application that meet the guidelines of the Aultman Foundation will be invited to submit a full grant proposal. The application process takes around four months, so projects must start no earlier than July 2022.

For more details on the grant process and to submit an application letter, visit For questions about the process, contact Abby Shaub, Grants Coordinator, at [email protected] or 330-363-6817.

The credit union offers
financial literacy resources

TOWNSHIP – The Canton Federal School Employees Fund provides financial literacy training to more than 2,820 students and residents of Stark and Summit counties, according to a press release. Students at McKinley Downtown High Schools, Crenshaw Middle School and McKinley, Massillon, Hoover, Canton South, Jackson, Louisville, Perry, GlenOak and Lake and the surrounding community have free access to Banzai, an online program and a content library. which allows users to practice real-world finance from their home or classroom using any internet-connected device.

Through Banzai’s online courses, students try to manage a budget, save for a goal, and face unexpected financial pitfalls. Teachers can easily monitor and score student progress remotely. Other resources explain everything from the basics of tax filing to how health insurance works. These resources are available at

CSE Federal Credit Union works with Banzai to develop financial literacy in the community by investing time, money, industry experience, and a variety of resources for credit unions. With their help, students will have access to Banzai learning tools, virtual or in-class presentations from an expert from the CSE Federal Credit Union, and even class visits to a branch to see it all in person. Banzai resources are used by more than 80,000 teachers in the United States

The museum hosts a collection of pet supplies

TOWNSHIP – The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum will be collecting pet supplies Friday through January 29 to support the Stark County Humane Society. With the donation of applicable pet supplies January 14-28, guests will receive $ 1 off the price of admission. On January 29, guests will receive $ 2 off the admission price.

In addition to collecting supplies, the McKinley Museum will be hosting a Pet Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 29. This event will include the adoption of stuffed animals, story time, activities and more.

“Belfast” screened at Canton Palace

CANTON – The Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. N, will present the film “Belfast” at 7:30 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 pm on January 16th. Admission is $ 7 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 1 p.m. on January 16. The film is rated PG-13.

Virtual book conference Thursday

TOWNSHIP – The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum is hosting a virtual lecture by author Benjamin R. Justesen on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on his book “A Forgotten Legacy: William McKinley, George Henry White, and the Struggle for Black Equality”. Following the program, there will be a question-and-answer session and discussion led by Justesen and McKinley Museum Executive Director Kim Kenney.

The cost is $ 10 for members, $ 12 for non-members. Bring paid proof of registration to this event in the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum Gift Shoppe, and you can receive $ 10 off the purchase of the book. Register online for the conference at

Sunday digital photography course

CANTON – A digital photography class will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays from January 16 to February 20 at the Canton Museum of Art. The six-week in-person digital photography course with instructor Mallory McCrea will introduce participants to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography. Some offsite subjects near the Canton Art Museum and within walking distance of the city center will be used for class and inspiration projects, including a visit to a professional photography studio.

Topics include camera operation, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, lighting, and composition. Beginner and experienced photographers are welcome. Bring a digital camera that is a DSLR or mirrorless and has a manual mode and a card reader. Some point-and-shoot cameras will be acceptable. Masks are mandatory, regardless of vaccination status. The cost is $ 132 for non-members and $ 106 for members. For more information, visit

Questionnaire evenings at the library

DOVER – The Dover Public Library will be holding quiz nights on the second Wednesday of each month at 6.30 p.m. in the community hall. Teams of two to six players are invited to compete in this fun, friendly and competitive night of quizzes. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t belong to a team. Prizes will be offered to members of the winning team. Questionnaire evenings are January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 and May 11. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut St. For more information or to register your team, call the library at 330-343-6123. .

Design competition for Little Free Library

DOVER – Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St., invites teens in grades 6 to 12 to participate in its first free small library design competition until January 25. At least one winning design will be selected to be recreated on a free small library donated by Rabbi John Spitzer and his friends. The winner will also receive a gift card. The forms are online at and in the Teen Room. The competition is sponsored in part by a 21st Century After-School Learning Grant with Dover High School.

Small free libraries are small book houses within a community where people can take and leave books as they please to freely share the joy of reading with one another. Teens can submit as many designs as they want for the contest, but can only win one of the gift cards. If selected, the design will be recreated on one of the small free libraries and carefully painted by volunteers as part of a community service project. The Free Small Libraries will be installed in the community in the spring.

Roundtable on civil war to meet

DOVER – The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Community Hall of the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St. Featured presenter will be Scott Wisneski, who will present ‘The’ Opioid Use During the Civil War The Age of War. ”The free and open presentation will examine the connection between the use of opioid-containing drugs during the Civil War and the rise of drug addiction in the 19th century.

Wisneski is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown. Among the courses he teaches is US Healthcare Delivery, in which he includes material on the history of pharmacy from the prehistoric era to the present day. He often talks about the Civil War pharmacy and the role of the hospital steward.

For more information, contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123.

Hartville Sports Card Show is Saturday

HARTVILLE – More than 30 vendors will be at the Hartville Sports Card Show on Saturday. Each vendor will be selling sports cards, souvenirs, autographs and more. This free show will take place in the Hartville Market food court from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Virtual meditation January 18

MASSILLON – The Massillon Public Library will host a meditation session from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 18 via Zoom. Experience Jyoti Virtual Meditation with guest presenter Gwen Miller. Registration is required and closes January 16 at 11:59 pm To register, visit For more information about the program, contact Miranda Greathouse at [email protected]org or 330-832-9831, ext. 304.

Noon yoga at
Massillon Museum

MASSILLON РJoin certified yoga teachers for a yoga session at the Massillon Museum from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Fridays. Midday yoga is suitable for beginners. Bring your own mat. The cost is $ 6 per class or $ 15 for a three-course package. To register, dial 330-833-4061, ext. 104, or stop by the museum. You can also register when you arrive. Contact St̩phanie Toole at 330-833-4061. For more information, visit

Anime afternoon for teens

MASSILLON – Teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to the Afternoon Anime from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays with the Young Adults department of the Massillon Public Library. Join other teens in the Main Library Auditorium to watch a new anime the third Saturday of each month on Funimation.

Registration is required to participate in this free program. For more information or to register for an Anime Afternoon session, contact Susan Baker at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.

Covered farmer’s market
fixed every wednesday

NORTHERN TOWNSHIP – The Northern Township Farmers’ Market continues inside from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 1447 N. Main St. (the former Kmart). The market offers fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, canned products, seasoning mixes, tea, coffee, live plants, fresh herbs, pet treats, personal care items, personalized, prepackaged-to-eat masks, snacks and more. The public library of the canton of North organizes a sale of second-hand books at the market on the second Wednesday of each month. For more market information, visit