4 homemade bombsfound in Lowellville
LOWELLVILLE -- Village police and the Youngstown Police Department Bomb Squad are investigating after four "Drano bombs" were found here Saturday. Police said one of the bombs, which are made with common household chemicals, was found near the Cooper Street bike trail and was destroyed by the bomb squad. There were two bombs found at a Quisner Street address, and a Walnut Street man brought a bomb found at his home to the police station. The man said he did not know the chemicals in the plastic bottle were explosive. Experts say handling the bombs is extremely dangerous.
Internet classesfor senior citizens
YOUNGSTOWN -- Senior citizens in Mahoning County will have the opportunity to learn how to access the Internet through high-speed DSL connections via classes at the Mahoning County Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave. Funding for the classes is made possible by Ameritech and will be presented in the form of a check to Judy Seiber, director of the center, at 10 a.m. Wednesday during a class. The funds will be used to pay the salaries of teachers who facilitate the classes. Those interested in attending the classes should contact Seiber at the center, (330) 744-5071.
Fall preschool classes
LIBERTY -- The school district is accepting applications through July 31 for enrollment in its fall preschool classes. The classes are provided free to district residents and serve able-bodied and disabled preschoolers, ages 31/2 through 5. Parents can get applications at E.J. Blott School, 4003 Shady Road.
Block watch meeting
GIRARD -- Fourth Ward Block Watch will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Girard Multigenerational Center, formerly Tod Woods School, on Trumbull Avenue. Frank Rich, safety director, and Jerry Lambert, service director, will answer questions.
Black Civil War soldiers
YOUNGSTOWN -- The role of black Civil War soldiers is being highlighted at the Fourth Annual Re-enactment and History Program at Lanterman's Mill in Mill Creek Park. The program, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, features one-hour battles at 1 p.m each day, plus skits and historical displays. For more information, contact park recreation director Tom Bresko at (330) 740-7106.
Forest Lawn trustees
BOARDMAN -- The annual meeting of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery board of trustees will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the cemetery chapel, 5400 Market St.
Donations for orphans
AUSTINTOWN -- Members of the Austintown-based Mission of Love foundation were airlifting 30 tons of donated items this weekend for orphans in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Saturday afternoon, members loaded a C-17 cargo plane at Pittsburgh Air Force Reserve Installation, 2475 Defense Ave., with clothing, toys, and wheelchairs, among other items. The plane was to depart at 8 a.m. today. It is the 41st airlift the group has coordinated.