Warren school district,union resume talks
WARREN -- The city school district and its maintenance and transportation employees went back to the bargaining table today.
Negotiations were scheduled for this morning after the union agreed to withdraw a 10-day strike notice it issued last week.
Carol Pawcio, president of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 943, said this morning the notice was to be officially withdrawn sometime today. Next Monday would have been the walkout date.
The union covers a little more than 100 employees, including bus drivers. The contract expired June 30.
The district is also negotiating with three other unions, including those covering secretaries, educational aides and food service employees.
Warren Secretaries Association turned down a proposed contract last week. No new talks have been scheduled.
Geauga County Fair
BURTON -- The Geauga County Fair runs Wednesday through next Monday at the fairgrounds just north of the town square.
Hours are 9 a.m. to midnight daily. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free.
LORDSTOWN -- Any village resident wishing to participate in the king and queen or little prince and princess contests during the annual Apple Cider Festival can pick up an application at the administration building, the Country Gifts & amp; Collectibles shop or the school district offices.
Deadline for applications is Sept. 5. The festival is Sept. 14, 15 and 16.
Howland recycling sitemoves to sports facility
HOWLAND -- The recycling drop-off container in Howland has been moved from the township administration building to the high school football complex on Shafer Road.
The site is open seven days a week during daylight hours. Glass bottles and jars, cans, foil, plastics with the number 1 or 2 symbol on or near the bottom and newspapers are accepted.
The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste District asks that plastic lids be discarded and that the recyclables be clean.
Minor injuries in crash
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Jared O. Houston, 22, of Bon Air Drive, Hubbard, escaped with minor injuries from a crash that closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 for 90 minutes.
Pennsylvania State Police said Houston was westbound and fell asleep around 3:20 p.m. Saturday.
His car spun and struck the guide rail, which impaled the passenger compartment, then spun back onto the roadway, blocking both lanes of traffic.
Houston, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, was pinned in the wreckage, and it took rescuers an hour to free him, police said.
He was treated at United Community Hospital.
Sidewalk office hours
WARREN -- City Councilman John Homlitas, D-3rd, will have his monthly sidewalk office hours from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Montclair N.E. and Garfield Drive.
He will tell ward residents how the city is spending money raised by the 0.5-percent income tax increase that passed in May.
Boy dies after accident
SHARON, Pa. -- A 13-year-old Sharpsville boy who fell off his bicycle last Monday died of head injuries Sunday in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Sharon police said Andrew Hando of Ridge Avenue was riding along Columbia Street when he lost control and crashed. He wasn't wearing a helmet.
He had a bruise on his head and seemed disoriented, police said. His mother, who was following him in a car, took him to Sharon Regional Health System.
Robotics team benefit
GIRARD -- A "Trash and Treasure Sale" to benefit the high school's robotics team will be Sept. 22 at the gymnasium in the city building.
Early-bird admission from 8 to 10 a.m. is $2; there is no admission charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be household items, furniture, collectibles and children's clothes, a bake sale and refreshments.
For information or to donate, call, (330) 545-5431, Ext. 107.