Body found at park
RAVENNA -- A body believed to be that of Timothy Heaton of Canton was recovered Friday afternoon about 175 feet from the north shore of Michael J. Kirwan Reservoir at West Branch State Park, according to state park officials. The body was recovered near the location where state park officers found an unattended boat registered to Heaton Sunday afternoon. Park officials, the Charlestown and Rootstown fire departments, and the Army Corps of Engineers participated in the extensive land and water search. Dr. Rogelio Marcial, Portage County coroner, said he hopes to have a positive identification when an autopsy is conducted today.
Museum grant program
HARRISBURG -- More than $23,000 from the Pennsylvania History and Museum grant program is coming to Lawrence County, said state Rep. Chris Sainato of New Castle, D-9th. The grants include $15,000 to the county for the purchase of archival storage and microfilm viewing equipment. The county chief clerk's office will receive $3,127 to preserve on microfilm volumes of minute books that have been maintained by the county since 1849. The county Register and Recorder of Wills and Deeds office will get $5,000 to make copies of will and deed index books on microfilm.