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Treasurer search



Published: Wed, August 1, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Treasurer search

WARREN -- The school board will continue its search for a treasurer.

The district hoped to fill the position by the start of the school year, but officials say they'd rather take their time and make the right choice.

In July, the board interviewed two candidates, neither of whom was from the area.

There were six other applicants, including two city auditors, David Griffing of Warren and Michael Villano of Hubbard.

Though the search is starting over, board member Lynn Gibson said candidates who already applied have not been ruled out.

Frances Barta, former longtime treasurer for Niles schools, is temporarily filling the vacancy created when Greg Slemons took a similar job in a suburban Cleveland school district.

Exotic birds stolen

NILES -- A Summit Street woman told police someone stole two birds early Tuesday from her back yard.

The woman said someone cut wires and the locks on the bird cages and took a blue macaw named Tony and a white umbrella cockatoo with yellow feathers named Snowflake.

She said the birds are valued at $2,100.

National Night Out

YOUNGSTOWN -- A National Night Out on Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. will begin on Elm Street with a parade around Wick Park on the North Side.

Residents are encouraged to put their porch lights on.

Block watches from throughout the city will attend, and free refreshments will be served in the park.

Cruisers from nearby police departments, limousines, antique cars, police on bikes and a city firetruck will be in the parade.

The event is sponsored by the Black Knights Police Association.

Technology grant

YOUNGSTOWN -- Northeast Ohio Legal Services received a $1,000 grant from the Frances & amp; Lillian Schermer Charitable Trust for technology upgrades.

NOLS provides legal assistance for low-income residents of Mahoning, Columbiana, Trumbull and Wayne counties.

Community garage sale

NORTH JACKSON -- The North Jackson Citizens' Committee is sponsoring a community garage sale Friday and Saturday at several locations throughout Jackson Township.

A committee spokesman said the sale is designed to give township residents an opportunity to meet one another.

Maps to the garage sale are available at 11349 Mahoning Ave.

Academy hires principal

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Eagle Heights Academy Board of Education has hired Gail Faison-Tigner as principal for grades five through nine at $48,000 a year.

Faison-Tigner, a teacher in Atlanta schools for 18 years, will be employed on a day-to-day status pending certification from the Ohio Department of Education.

The board hired DeAnna Hardwick, most recently a teacher in the Canfield schools, who will be paid $43,000 a year as dean of students in kindergarten through grade four.

With almost 1,000 students in kindergarten through ninth grade housed in the former South High School, Eagle Heights is Ohio's largest charter school.

Ninth grade is being added this year.

Vandalism charge

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police arrested a Mount Jackson man in a vandalism case involving Jackson Knolls baseball field in North Beaver Township.

Pennsylvania State Police charged Garth Curtis Rafacz, 20, with criminal mischief and scattering rubbish.

An estimated $1,000 in damage was done to the field when a car was driven over the grass and into the backstop at 12:55 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The car was abandoned, but police found several forms of identification inside.

Lower rates for concert

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The parking rates for the 'N Sync concert at Heinz Field are out of sync with what Steelers fans will pay to park in lots where rates are set by the Sports & amp; Exhibition Authority.

Those who attend the concert Aug. 18, the first event at the new home of the Steelers, will pay $15 to park. Some members of the city-county authority, which oversees the new stadium, wanted to charge just $10, while others favored $20.

Steelers fans will be paying $24 or $20 at lots closest to the stadium.




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