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Display on historic family at library

An exhibit on the Russell family, one of Streetsboro's earliest, is on display at the Pierce-Streetsboro Library during the month of April.

The display includes tin types of the Russell family dating to the 1840s.

Also featured is Sarah Russell's diary from the years 1864-68, which includes thoughts on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Her father, a Democrat, was not a fan of Lincoln, and Sarah Russell seemed to share his ideas, according to Sarah Fast, president of the Streetsboro Heritage Foundation.

The display also includes a letter written to Sarah Russell from her father the week after the Lincoln assassination.

Sarah Russell also served as a teacher in the fledgling community, and there are some familiar names in her class lists, said Fast.

Homemade soups featured at Singletary fundraiser

The Streetsboro Heritage Foundation will host a fundraising event April 13 featuring soups, salads and desserts from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under age 12.

The event will take place at the Singletary House Museum.

Barbershop ribbon-cutting set April 14

The Sidestreet Barbershop will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 14 at 10 a.m. at its 9087 Superior Avenue location in Streetsboro with the Streetsboro Area Chamber of Commerce.

Michael J. Halas, the proprietor of the shop, said the barbershop is intended to bring back the days of old, when going to the barbershop was a social event and a hot towel shave was an art.

Hours at the shop are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 330-626-0516.

School Board to meet April 10

The Streetsboro Board of Education will meet April 10 at 6:45 p.m. at Henry Defer Intermediate School, 1895 Annalane Drive.

A public comment period begins at 6:45 p.m. and is followed by the business portion of the meeting.

For an agenda, visit http://www.streetsboroschools.net/ April 10. Click on "Board of Education" at the top of the page and then click on "Board agendas," located under the listing of School Board members. Enter the "public" portion of "BoardDocs" for minutes to meetings, meeting agendas and a list of policies.

For additional information, call the district administration office at 330-626-4900.

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