__Wreaths for Our Veterans and Tree Lighting Mark Holiday Season

Jackson Township held Wreaths for our Veterans ceremony December 2 at the Jackson Twp. Cemetery. Veterans spoke on the sacrifice of all Veterans and the importance of the needs of our living Veterans. Family members were given wreaths first, to place on their loved ones’ graves. A Volley was fired with taps after placement of the wreaths. Wreaths were provided by The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners. There are 298 Veterans buried in this cemetery with wreaths placed at half of the Veterans graves this year and the remaining Veterans will receive wreaths next year.
North Jackson Citizens Association’s Annual Community Tree Lighting at the township’s gazebo, was well attended by all to  start  the Christmas Season.  The Jackson Milton Band Ensemble, Gethsemane Lutheran Church Choir, Scouts providing roasted chestnuts, arrival by  Santa, added to the community’s celebration.

__Trumbull Career & Technical Center named Apple Distinguished School

Trumbull Career & Technical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019 for its continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and school improvement.
Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.
Mary Flint, TCTC Director stated, “The use of iPad and Mac by all staff and students in our building has had a significant impact on the way our teachers teach and our students learn. Our teachers have cultivated an environment of excitement by enhancing and creating curriculum and innovative lessons which have resulted in greater creativity and critical thinking skills, increased collaboration and student engagement.” The selection of Trumbull Career and Technical Center as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. Flint noted that “Technology has provided our students with a platform to create digital projects while practicing and implementing coding skills. The use of these skills in the classroom and while competing in their Career and Technical Student Organizations has enabled them to be recognized nationally for their achievements, and prepared them for success in postsecondary education and employment”.
The Trumbull Career and Technical Center, located in Warren, Ohio serves the communities in Trumbull County in Northeast Ohio. Students in 11th and 12th grade who reside in Trumbull County have the opportunity to enroll in one of our 32 Career and Technical Programs from 13 different career fields.

__District Governor visits Austintown Lions Club

Recently, the Austintown Lions Club held their regular meeting at the Austintown Community Church, with King Lion John Susany presiding. Special guests included District Governor Wayne Christen, and wife Lion Janet, from the Calcutta Lions Club, and members of the Austintown Lioness Club.
Highlight of the evening was the induction of two new members to the Club. Those members were Joe Puntel, who was sponsored by Lion Larry Jensen, and Victor Boerio, sponsored by PDG Bob Whited.
Christen in his remarks gave a detailed talk about new membership and its effects on Lions worldwide.
District 13-OH4 is comprised of some 62 clubs in 9 counties.