The Update | Local Artist Releases Song; Hill Barth Co-founder, a WWII Hero, to Speak

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Singer-songwriter Chaise Bower of Boardman will release her new single, “More of You,” on Nov. 8. The new song explores having feelings for someone while knowing that a relationship with the person would never work.

“I always try to leave the listener feeling uplifted with an overall positive message,” she said.

Bower’s songwriting grew from her love of writing poems. She began putting them to music while in high school and released her first album in 2013 when she was a senior. She later released an EP titled “Vanity.” In 2019, she released the singles “Far Away” and “Wild,” and followed them with “I Feel Something” in 2020.

A graduate of Lowellville High School and Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, Bower is studying public relations and advertising online through Point Park University. She currently works as a hairdresser in Salem.

World War II Veteran at Veterans Day Event

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – World War II veteran Lt. Wallace “Wally” King will be the guest speaker at Westminster College’s annual Veterans Day program at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

King, of New Wilmington, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps — the predecessor of the Air Force. He was recently admitted to the Legion of Honor, France’s highest honor, for his participation in the liberation of France from Nazi oppression as a member of the 9th Air Force’s 406th Fighter Group.

During his time in France, King flew 75 combat missions, including close air support for Allied forces during the siege of Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge.

King was a founding partner of Hill, Barth & King CPAs, retiring in 1983.

The ceremony will also feature the Westminster Barbershop Quartet singing the National Anthem, while “Taps” will be performed by Charles Lisella, a junior music education major. Additional Westminster students will also serve as readers and ushers and will assist with the laying of the memorial wreath.

The Veterans Day program is free and open to the public, and area veterans are encouraged to attend.

For those who are unable to attend, the ceremony will be live-streamed at

Farmers Market Begins Winter Series

HOWLAND, Ohio – The Howland Farmers Market will launch its indoor winter market season on Saturday at the Howland Scope, 8273 High St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More than 20 vendors will offer fresh locally grown vegetables, microgreens, fruits, grass-fed meat, baked goods, home-made crafts, seasonal gifts and more. The market accepts Snap, EBT and PEBT cards, and has partnered with Produce Perks Midwest to double Snap spending up to $25 per day.

The winter market will take place the first and third Saturday of every month through May.

Pictured: Chaise Bower.

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