Procedures in effectfor new school facilities
LIBERTY -- New procedures governing use of school district facilities have gone into effect.
"The board and administration are committed to the continued use of school facilities by community members. At the same time, it's in the district's best interest to avoid the potential for exposure to liability claims," Superintendent Lawrence Prince said.
Groups and clubs that are not sponsored by the board are required to complete the district's reservation request and sign an agreement providing that the sponsoring organization is financially responsible for all damage to the facility and must have proof of liability insurance equal to that carried by the board.
Groups and clubs that have an affiliation with school programs like parent-teacher organizations and boosters and mothers clubs may be eligible to obtain a rider on the district's liability policy.
Organizations like Little League and Scouting are not eligible.
WARREN -- Detectives say they have solved break-ins at 19 businesses.
Detective Dewey Gray said Jason Kirkpatrick, 21, of Vine Street, was arrested on breaking and entering charges and Michael May, 19, of Niles Road, was arrested on complicity charges after they confessed Thursday morning.
The two then pleaded innocent in municipal court.
Kirkpatrick was being held in the county jail after failing to post a $3,000 bond. May posted $1,500 bond.
Gray said police spotted the two around 5:25 a.m. Thursday at the D & amp;K Store in Warren Plaza on Elm Road.
Kirkpatrick was found inside and May was the lookout, Gray said.
WARREN -- Warren Township police have cited three stores and one tavern on charges of selling liquor to minors.
Lt. Donald Bishop said the businesses were cited Thursday after a 20-year-old working under cover bought booze.
Those cited were Young's Market, 55 South Leavitt; Lucky Inn, 6793 W. Market Street; Country Fair, 3342 Mahoning Ave.; and Short Stop Truck Plaza, state Route 5.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A college orientation program geared toward adults 25 and older will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Youngstown State University.
Participants can learn how to enroll in or prepare for college. Professors also will teach math, writing, test-taking, library research and computer sessions.
For more information or to register, call Jim Olive, YSU Metro College program director, (330) 965-3603.
FARRELL, Pa. -- A Farrell woman accused of leaving her 6-year-old son home alone has been charged with endangering the welfare of children.
Southwest Mercer County Regional Police arrested Tanescia M. O'Neal, 26, of Wallis Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Thursday after receiving a tip.
They said the boy was taken in by a neighbor and the county children and youth services was contacted.
AUSTINTOWN -- Police say two Burkey Road teens used a pellet gun to shoot out a window of a South Raccoon Road sandwich shop.
Police were called about 3:15 p.m. by someone saying three teens, one with a gun in his waistband, got into a blue Chevrolet Cavalier after leaving the Subway store.
Officers who stopped the car said they found the gun and two marijuana pipes in the car.
While searching the car, police were told by a man that a similar car was near the Main Moon restaurant on South Raccoon about 3 p.m., when that restaurant's glass door was shattered.
An 18-year-old was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity to commit criminal damage. A 17-year-old will face charges of criminal damage as a juvenile. The third teen was not arrested.
PORTERSVILLE, Pa. -- A rally opposing a proposed landfill near McConnell's Mill State Park is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kildoo Picnic area in the park.
The rally is supported by Lawrence County Government Center interns, who are working with county officials to mount opposition to the landfill.
The industrial waste landfill would be about 1,000 feet from the park and Slippery Rock Creek, a water source for much of Lawrence County.
Sechan Industries applied last month with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for a permit to install the dump.