The Update | Springsteen Pittsburgh Shows Postponed; Bob Knight Bobbleheads Released

NEW YORK (AP) – The Boss is taking an unexpected breather and postponing his September shows, citing doctors’ orders.

Bruce Springsteen announced on his website Wednesday that he was postponing shows for the remainder of the month while he is treated for symptoms of “peptic ulcer disease.”

The disease causes ulcers to form in the stomach or small intestine that can cause heartburn, nausea and stomach pain.

The postponed shows include scheduled stops in Syracuse, New York tonight, plus Baltimore (Sept. 9); Pittsburgh (Sept. 12 and 14); Uncasville, Connecticut (Sept.; 16); Albany, New York (Sept. 19); Columbus (Sept. 21); and Washington (Sept. 29).

“Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows,” Springsteen said in a statement posted on his site and social media. “We’ll be back to pick up these shows and then some.”

Springsteen, renowned for his high-energy, three-hour concerts with the E Street Band, recently performed three nights of shows in his home state of New Jersey.

Springsteen and the E Street Band’s first tour in six years kicked off in Tampa, Florida, in February. He was forced to postpone shows planned for Albany, Connecticut and Columbus in March due to illness.

The rock legend turns 74 later this month.

Bobbleheads Honor Coach Bob Knight

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday unveiled two limited-edition bobbleheads of legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight.

The first bobblehead features the Massillon, Ohio, native and former Ohio State University basketball player wearing his signature red sweater, while the second bobblehead commemorates Knight’s iconic chair-throwing incident.

The special edition bobbleheads are being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in conjunction with Knight Legacy.

Standing on a circular base bearing his name, the first Knight bobblehead is wearing a red sweater and dark pants. The top of the base features a facsimile of Knight’s autograph.

Standing on a replica hardwood floor base bearing his name, the second bobblehead is wearing a red and white striped, short-sleeve shirt like the one worn during Indiana’s game vs. rival Purdue on Feb. 23, 1985, when Knight threw a chair across the Assembly Hall court objecting to a call.

The bobbleheads are available for pre-order exclusively through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store. The standing Knight bobbleheads are $30 each, while the chair-throwing bobbleheads are $40 each, plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order. A set of two is available for $65, and both bobbleheads are expected to ship in December.

Arms Museum Prepares for Christmas Exhibit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will begin preparation for its popular “Memories of Christmas Past” exhibit and events. 

The first floor of Arms Family Museum will close to visitors Tuesday, Sept. 12. The second-floor exhibits will remain open until Oct. 29, after which the entire museum will close for the final preparations. 

Between Sept. 12 and Oct. 29, admission will be half price at Arms Family Museum and Tyler History Center. Prices are $3.50 for adults; $3 for seniors 60 and older and college students with an ID; $2.50 for children age 3 to 18; and free for active military members and veterans with an ID.

USFL Season Tickets Go on Sale

CANTON, Ohio – Season ticket prices will start at $10 per game for USFL regular season games in Canton in 2024.

The league this week released seating maps and ticket prices for games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame stadium next spring. Fans can lock in their seating priority by placing a $24 deposit.

To purchase, click HERE.

Holborn Herb Growers set Annual Tea

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Holborn Herb Growers Guild’s annual tea party will take place Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the hay and grain building at the Canfield Fairgrounds (use Gate 5 entrance).

Adults and children are encouraged to attend this year’s event, which will feature the sampling of herbal teas along with the samplings of both savory and sweet delicacies. Guests can also tour herb gardens and historic buildings in the Western Reserve Village.

Guest speaker “Tea Chef” Alfred Farrand will explain the history of teas and English tea etiquette. Farrand, of England, has owned and operated tea houses in Canada and the Shenandoah Valley. As a take-home keepsake of the event, souvenir teacups and saucers will be gifted to each visitor. There will also be a basket raffle and a door prize raffle presented by Komara Jewelers.

Tea tickets are $20 per person ($10 for children age 10 and younger), cash or check. To purchase or for information, call Bunny at 330 507 8565.

The Holborn Herb Growers Guild began in 1982 with the aim of educating members and the public in the use and enjoyment of herbs. The guild has established public herb gardens at the Western Reserve Village at the Canfield Fairgrounds and the Summer Kitchen Gardens at Boardman Park.  

Pictured at top: The new Bob Knight bobbleheads.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.