The Update | Cattle Baron’s Ball Names Honorees; Pipe Organist at Stambaugh

POLAND, Ohio – The 17th annual American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball will take place April 22 at the Lake Club.

Over the past 16 years, the event has raised almost $2 million to support the mission of the American Cancer Society.

The 2023 honorary chairs of this year’s ball are Mike and Mary Jo Fagert of York Mahoning Mechanical Contractors.

The Survivor honorees are Jill McFarland and Mary Rita Carney, and the Medical honoree is Dr. Todd Brickman, a surgeon at Mercy Health. Also being recognized are pediatric cancer survivors Ava Timko, who was first honored at this event in 2013, and Andrew Codner, pediatric survivor honoree of 2022.

The volunteer event chairs are Annette Camacci and Carole Weimer.

The Cattle Baron’s Ball will offer attendees a lively, Western-themed party featuring gourmet cuisine, musical entertainment and dancing, live and silent auctions and more. Attendees are encouraged to don their favorite country or Western denim along with some glitz for this “Denim and Diamonds” event.

Entertainment will be provided by Leanne Binder during the 6 to 7 p.m. cocktail hour, and the K Street Band will provide entertainment for the balance of the evening.

Lauren Lindvig of Bliss 360 Marketing and host of the “Valley Spotlight” show will serve as emcee, and Brooks Ames of Kiko Auctioneers will serve as auctioneer.

Event decor will be provided by Jen and Nazih Banna and Design House Events.

The ball starts at 6 p.m.

To purchase tickets, provide a sponsorship or donate auction items, contact the American Cancer Society at 330 754 1088 or, or visit

Pipe Organist Cowan to Perform at Stambaugh

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ken Cowan, one of North America’s finest concert organists, will perform on Stambaugh Auditorium’s E.M. Skinner pipe organ at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 16. 

Tickets range from $8 to $13 and are available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office, downtown; by phone at 33 259 9651; or online at

The Sixties Show Coming to Robins Theatre

WARREN, Ohio – The Sixties Show, a concert that recreates the musical performances by the decade’s top artists, will return to Robins Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $49 to $29 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, at or the theater box office, 160 E. Market St. A presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theater will start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The concert is enhanced by a multimedia production and special effects. The band uses authentic 1960s vintage and reissue vintage gear and instrumentation and costumes.

Storytelling Gatherings at Several Locations

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Hub, a Columbiana-based spiritual gathering committed to connecting people through story, will present a series of Spoken Threads storytelling gatherings.

The free events are designed to develop empathy and compassion through the sharing of personal stories. They include featured storytellers, live music and an open mic segment.

For information, call 330 482 2666, or go to

Here is the schedule:

  • Sunday, March 19, 2 p.m., at Generations Café, 31 S. Main St., Columbiana. Theme: Hot Mess; musical guest: The Conkle Brothers.
  • Sunday, June 11, 2 p.m., at Harbel’s Market at Firestone Farms, 45443 state Route 14, Columbiana. Theme: Family Sagas; musical guest: TBA.
  • Sunday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m., at The Gardens at Hippely Village, 116 Stanton Ave., Columbiana. Theme: In a Book World; musical guest: TBA.
  • Sunday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Spoken Threads Storytelling Festival, with the theme Connecting Through Story, at Idabelle Firestone’s Gathering Place & Garden, Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park, 338 E. Park Ave., Columbiana. Musical guest: The Conkle Brothers. This special storytelling gathering will feature storytellers from previous events, as well as Spoken Threads Storytelling workshops.
  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m., at Harbel’s Market at Firestone Farms, 45443 state Route 14, Columbiana. Theme: Around the Table; musical guest: The Conkle Brothers.

Toastmasters Open House for Potential Members

WARREN, Ohio – Warren Toastmasters will have an open house on Saturday, March 25, at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE for those curious about membership.

Guests will preview a typical Toastmasters meeting, including inspirational messages, speeches, impromptu speaking and evaluations.

“Warren Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment to help members develop better communication skills and exercise leadership skills,” says club president Michelle Perez. “Anyone with an interest in becoming a better communicator, career advancement or someone who wants to meet interesting people should attend the open house and consider joining the club.”

The club meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. in person and with a teleconference option.

For information about the open house or the organization, contact Sierra at Additional information can be found at

The Warren Toastmasters group is one of over 16,000 clubs of Toastmasters International.

Entries Sought for Church’s Easter Art Show

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Area artists of all ages are invited to participate in Long’s Run Trinity Presbyterian Church’s upcoming art show next month.

The show is titled “Celebrating the Easter Season: Making Things New,” and although entries need not be overtly religious in nature, they should express the theme of the show in some way.

Entries may be paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, fiber art, woodworking or metalworking. 

There is no entry fee and no prizes will be awarded, but artists may offer their works for sale. There is a limit of three entries per artist. The church is not taking a commission on sales, but all donations are accepted.

Entry forms are available at the church or by emailing Sheri Liebschner at Forms and artworks are to be delivered to the church, 15851 Long’s Church Road, labeled and ready for display April 10-14 during business hours.

Two show openings with refreshments will take place: a congregational opening April 23 at 11:45 a.m., and a community opening April 27 at 7 p.m. The show will remain on display for two weeks.

For information, call 330 385 1127, or email

Food Truck Announces 2023 Schedule

Tra’s Gourmet food truck has announced its 2023 schedule:

  • March 31: Steel Valley Brew Works, Boardman (band for the evening will be RDNA), 9 to 2 a.m.
  • April 5: Birdfish Brewery.
  • April 19: Birdfish Brewery.
  • April 20: Glenwood Middle School Steam Night, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • April 21: McKims Vineyards, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • April 28: Steel Valley Brew Works (band will be RDNA ), 9 to 2 a.m.
  • April 29: Yo Big Bounce grand opening at Debartolo Commons, Southern Park Mall.
  • May 3: Birdfish Brewery.
  • May 17: Birdfish Brewery
  • May 26: Steel Valley Brew Works (band: RDNA), 9 to 2 a.m.
  • June 3: Firestone Farms Wine Festival, 4 to 9 p.m.
  • June 7: Birdfish Brewery.
  • June 8-11: St. Francis Fest, Gates Mills.
  • June 15-17: Kirtland Strawberry Fest.
  • June 21: Birdfish.
  • June 24: Art in the Park, Waterworth Memorial Park, Salem, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • June 29-July 2: Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras Fest.
  • July 11-16: Trumbull County Fair.
  • July 19-22: Lowellville Fest.
  • July 28-30: Roosevelt Park Summer Festival, Campbell.
  • Aug. 1-6: Columbiana County Fair. 
  • Aug. 16: Birdfish.
  • Aug. 18: Howland Food Truck Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Aug. 25: Steel Valley Brew Works (band: RDNA).
  • Aug. 26: Firestone Farms.
  • Aug. 30-Sept. 4: Canfield Fair.
  • Sept. 6: Birdfish Brewery. 
  • Sept. 8-10: Whitehouse Fruit Farm.
  • Sept. 16-17: Johnny Appleseed Festival, Lisbon.
  • Sept. 20: Birdfish Brewery.
  • Sept. 29: Steel Valley Brew Works (band: RDNA).
  • Oct. 1: Oktoberfest, Boardman Park.
  • Oct. 4: Birdfish Brewery.
  • Oct. 18: Birdfish  Brewery.
  • Oct. 27: Steel Valley Brew Works, (band: RDNA)
  • Oct. 28: Steel Valley Brew Works Halloween party.

Pictured at top: Honorees of this year’s Cattle Baron’s Ball are, front, Jill McFarland, Andrew Codner and Mary Rita Carney; back, Ava Timko, Dr. Todd Brickman, Mary Jo Fagert and Mike Fagert.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.