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** THE 35TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE WILL BE HELD SUN., MAR. 15 IN BOARDMAN, BEGINNING AT 1:00 P.M. THE PARADE WILL BEGIN AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTRE, 8299 MARKET ST. AND PROCEEDS TO SOUTHWOODS DR. ALONG MARKET ST. ** SUBSCRIBE TO THE BOARDMAN NEWS FOR YOUR WEEKLY COMMUNITY NEWS AND SPORTS! CLASSIFIED ADS ARE FREE TO SUBSCRIBERS ***  
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  Cornhole Tournament Mar 7 at St Charles  
  Beneftis Boardman High School Baseball:   February 27, 2015 Edition  
     The 1st Annual Spartan Dugout Club will hold a Cornhole Tournament on Mar. 7 from 12pm to 6pm at St. Charles Church Hall, 7325 Westview Dr., Boardman. All proceeds to benefit Boardman High School Baseball. 2 person Team, $0/team. $10/person if not playing. Food and drinks provided.
      Also included will be a 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, and silent auction.
      If wish to participate in Cornhole Tournament, send check along with players name and team name to John Fryda, 137 Lost Creek Dr., Boardman, OH 44512. Due by Mar. 4. If you do not wish to play but want to attend send $10/person.
      If you can not attend and wish to make a donation send to The Boardman Dugout Club, PO Box 3443, Boardman, OH 44513-3443.
  Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade  
  Grand Marshal Coughlin:   February 26, 2015 Edition  
     When the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade runs its course down Market St. on Sun., Mar. 15 at 1:00 p.m., leading the ensemble of floats, crazies, marchers and politicians will be Grand Marshal Dick Coughlin.
      Coughlin is no stranger to the St. Pat’s Parade. He is a past recipient of the Bill Ockerman Award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the parade.
      A retired mail carrier, Coughlin is know widely known as the owner of the House of Erin, 5136 Southern Blvd. in Boardman. The House of Erin was first opened in 1995 and is the area’s only, authentic Irish gift shop.
      Also in the lead positions in this year’s parade will be Boardman Police Chief Jack Nichols, as Lord Mayor of Kilkenny, while Tom Eich is this year’s Ockerman Award recipient; and the Cleary Awards will honor Terry Brennan.
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  50th Anniversary Of Winningest Cage Team  
  1964-65 Spartans Won 24 Straight :   February 19, 2015 Edition  
     It was 50 years ago and fans were lining-up halfway up Market St., towards the old Boardman Library, to buy tickets for Boardman High School basketball games, then played in the gymnasium at Glenwood Middle School. So many fans wanted tickets to Spartans games that Boardman High School athletic director Darl Dolan had to set-up stations to buy the ducats in what is now the Center Middle School Auditorium. A dozen homes games saw the Spartans gym filled to capacity with close to 2000 fans for every contest.
      “I can still recall coming to the school about 7:30 a.m. one day and a fan came up to me, proud he was first in line to get a ticket, as he slept the previous night in a camper in the parking lot of the school,” Dick Selby, head coach of that 1964-65 Spartan basketball team, recalled this week.
      Selby led his team to 24 straight wins before falling, 62-53, to Akron Central in ...Read More >>
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