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Local woman hit by cars remains 'critical'



Published: Sun, August 5, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Local woman hit bycars remains 'critical'

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Girard woman remains in St. Elizabeth Health Center in critical condition with head injuries after being struck by two cars Friday afternoon on Interstate 680 near the Meridian Road exit.

Sheri Pavlock, 30, of Townsend Avenue, was hit by westbound vehicles driven by William Carney, 48, of Edna Street, Poland, and Laura Pecchia, 34, of Sheridan Road, Youngstown.

Pavlock left the car she was a passenger in and walked southbound. Around 2:30 p.m., she ran across a grassy area and out into traffic on I-680, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. It's unclear why she exited the vehicle, and when the car she was in took off, the patrol said. Its investigation continues.

Feed the Childrenwill distribute food

YOUNGSTOWN -- Feed the Children will distribute a semi truckload of 882 food boxes to low-income families with minor children Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 528 Lincoln Ave.

Preregistration is required and people interested in receiving food packages must call Herma Barnette at (330) 740-2737 for information. The church sponsored the Feed the Children project by paying the cost of bringing the truck here. Feed the Children is based in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Playground dedication

YOUNGSTOWN -- The new playground at Eastwood Village will be dedicated during a blessing service followed by a ribbon cutting and picnic starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The playground is on Eastway Drive on the city's East Side.

Caritas Communities, a partnership between Catholic Charities Housing Opportunities and Humility of Mary Housing Inc., is sponsoring the event. The Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way Union Counselor Association of the Greater Youngstown AFL-CIO provided volunteer labor. Financial support came from Dominion East Ohio, the Youngstown Foundation, the Raymond John Wean Foundation, Bank One and Mahoning Valley Sports Charities Inc.

Coroner: Remains foundcould be from '50 crash

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- More than 50 years after a Navy pilot's plane went down in a blinding snowstorm, more remains and parts of the plane may have been found, Crawford County authorities said.

Authorities said Rick Kaiser found parts of a plane and some bones when he was digging on his farm near Coon Corners, about 30 miles south of Erie, on June 30.

Crawford County Coroner Patrick McHenry said he believes the remains are those of Robert E. Baumgardner of Cleverdale, Mich. Baumgardner's Corsair crashed and exploded while en route from Atlantic City, N.J., to Battle Creek, Mich., the day after Thanksgiving 1950.

A severe snowstorm hampered the Navy's efforts to recover Baumgardner's body and airplane, but officials thought they had recovered all of his remains.

Authorities said they have contacted the Navy.




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