Sidewalk sale scheduled
KINSMAN -- The annual Kinsman Area Merchants sidewalk sale and townwide yard sale starts at 9 a.m. July 21 in conjunction with the Rotary Fun Fest and chicken barbecue in Kinsman Park.
To be included on the yard sale map, call Susan at (330) 876-5611.
WARREN -- The Trumbull Art Gallery is sponsoring a master workshop in oil and acrylic painting July 28-29.
Carolyn Lewis, gallery director of the Lawrence Churski Gallery in Bath, will be teaching the workshop, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The $80 fee does not include supplies or lunch. Registrations must be made by July 23; call (330) 395-4876 for registration forms.
Schools debate plan
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ohio's school districts have missed out on $200 million because state officials refused to participate in a federal health care program for needy students, The Plain Dealer reported Sunday.
Since 1997, the Medicaid office of the Department of Job & amp; Family Services has rejected pleas from a consortium of 225 school districts to help them get money through the Medicaid Administrative Claiming (or MAC) program.
The program reimburses schools for time spent on coordinating and delivering health care services to students and their families.
If all of Ohio's 612 school districts participated, they could collect $40 million to $50 million a year, according to an analysis by Deloitte Consulting, a contractor that would help the schools file the claims.
Ohio Medicaid Director Barbara Edwards said she has been opposed to the MAC program since the General Accounting Office reported last year that school officials in Michigan had improperly billed the program and had accepted gratuities from Deloitte.
School officials had wanted Edwards to file MAC "placeholder" claims, which hold a school district's place in line, meaning the government will pay claims retroactively.
Edwards reversed that policy last week in what she called "a show of good faith." Also, she said her department met Saturday's two-year filing deadline for $9.8 million in claims on behalf of the 225 school districts.
Robbery at Dairy Mart
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police said a man armed with a knife took a small amount of cash from the Dairy Mart convenience store at 400 N. Buhl Farm Drive.
A clerk told police that a man walked into the store around 3:45 p.m., pulled a knife and demanded cash.
The robber was described as black, in his mid-30s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall with a thin build, short hair and a light mustache. He had what appeared to be a nickle-sized birthmark on his upper right cheek, police said.
Knives, fireworks taken
HILLSVILLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police seized spring-loaded knives and fireworks from a vendor at Michaelangelo's Flea Market on U.S. Route 422 Sunday morning.
Police said any knife or cutting instrument that extends the blade by spring, switch or push button is an illegal weapon in Pennsylvania.
Also, fireworks that explode, such as firecrackers or bottle rockets, are illegal.
Charges against the vendor are pending a review by the Lawrence County district attorney's office.
Police arrest 2 women
SHARON, Pa. -- Police arrested a Fourth Avenue woman on a fugitive from justice warrant and then arrested her mother on a charge of hindering police in their attempt to arrest her daughter.
Police said they went to the home of Desiree DeJulia, 21, around 11:55 p.m. Saturday to serve a Trumbull County warrant charging her with being a fugitive from justice.
She failed to show up for a parole violation hearing, police said, noting she was on parole in an assault case.
Police said her mother, Wanda DeJulia, 41, at first refused to allow officers into the house and then gave false information on her daughter's whereabouts.
Both women were arraigned before District Justice Ruth French. Wanda DeJulia was released on her own recognizance on a charge of hindering apprehension. Desiree DeJulia was lodged in Mercer County Jail pending extradition to Ohio. Bond was set at $25,000.