The Update | Buhl Park Art Trail Unveiling; Jazz Concert at YSU

SHARON, Pa. – The Sharon Tiger Techs robotics team, in collaboration with Buhl Park, will unveil artwork along the fitness trail at Buhl Park on Wednesday, April 10. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. near the butterfly garden next to Lake Julia.

The robotics team has been working on the project, Paint the Park, for the past eight months.

Planning for the art trail started in August and included a Paint the Park event in October at which over 100 artists painted scenes of Buhl Park. Community members of all ages and art backgrounds participated, along with musicians, artists and organizations such as HopeCat and Random Acts of Artists.

Participants created artwork at five sites along the trail, depicting the scene at each place. A panel of judges reviewed the completed artwork and selected one from each of the five locations to be displayed on the trail.

Sharon Commercial Printing of Sharon designed panels to display the artwork and has installed them along the trail.

The goal of the project was to increase art participation and inspire creativity in those who visit the park’s fitness trail for years to come.

Funding for the Paint the Park project was provided by the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH, including the Gurgovits Family Foundation, Bill and Stella Perrine Foundation, Winner Foundation and Wilson Trust Fund. Additional support was provided by Sharon Commercial Printing.

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Jazz Ensemble Concert at Kilcawley Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Jazz studies students and faculty at Youngstown State University will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center, on the YSU campus.

The ensemble will be directed by Kent J. Engelhardt. Vocalist Elizabeth Jadue will sing “5-10-10 Hours” and “So Long,” both of which were hits for Ruth Brown and were arranged by Engelhardt. Jadue will also sing YSU music composition major Aaron White’s new arrangement of Duke Ellington’s “Love You Madly.” The event is free and open to the public. 

The Dana School of Music flute ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Bliss Recital Hall, and the horn studio will perform at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in The Butler Institute of American Art.

The Dana Chorale will participate in Giving Voice to Peace V, featuring “The Armed Man, Mass for Peace,” on Sunday, April 7. This free concert will take place at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church on New Road in Austintown. The concert will begin at 4 pm. 

Drone Racing League Annual Competition

VIENNA, Ohio – The Trumbull County Drone Racing League’s annual competition will take place Saturday, April 13, at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and Winner Aviation, at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. 

The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with preliminary competition rounds, followed by bracket competition at 11:15 a.m.

Organized by the Trumbull Educational Service Center, this year’s competition will host teams from 19 Trumbull County districts. Each team has been provided with two race drones, a 3D printer, starter kits and professional development training.

Events will include head-to-head racing, capture-the-flag challenges and marketing presentation displays. Professional drone pilots from MultiGP will offer guidance to the students. Opening remarks will be delivered by Youngstown Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Jorge Martinez.

One Hot Cookie Celebrates Birthday

BOARDMAN, Ohio – One Hot Cookie is celebrating its 11th birthday today with several specials:

  • $11 Sampler boxes with four specialty cookies.
  • $11 traditional dozens.
  • 11% off in-store birthday parties and cookie trailer rentals booked today. To book a party or trailer event, call 330 531 6170.

Store locations are 1315 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman and 3346 E. State St. in Hermitage, Pa.

Both locations are open from noon to 9 p.m. Shipping is available at

Pictured at top: This scene on the Paint the Park art trail at Buhl Park in Sharon, Pa., is titled “Curved Trail.” The painting was created by Hazel Bobosky.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.