Woman reportsbeing shot in arm
WARREN -- Elysia Williams of Warren reported that an unidentified person shot her in the upper left arm early Thursday morning as she sat in the passenger seat of a car parked at 790 Fourth St., police said. She was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Reports on her condition were unavailable.
Board will borrowfor sports complex
MINERAL RIDGE -- The Weathersfield Board of Education has approved borrowing money to pay for the construction of the Joe Lane Sports Complex.
The board will borrow $950,000 through Farmers National Bank for 14 years. Total cost is estimated at $1.3 million.
On Wednesday, the board hired Janice Cross to teach at Seaborn Elementary at the starting rate of $27,213 and Leslie Core to teach vocal music at the master's level rate of $35,240.
Supplemental positions were given to Jean Cheredar, softball coach; Leslie Core, high school vocal music director, and Lori Ciavarella, flag line adviser.
Victim is all wet
YOUNGSTOWN -- A woman in her parked car on Hudson Avenue near Sheridan Elementary School was the victim of a drive-by squirting around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
The woman told police a man pulled up beside her in a white Pontiac Grand Am, took out a water pistol and zapped her several times.
Toymaker sued in fire
YOUNGSTOWN -- A city couple whose home burned when a child's toy caught fire has sued the toymaker.
Karla Hoyt and Gerald Hodge of St. Louis Avenue are seeking $60,000 in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages from Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y.
They say that because it malfunctioned, a child's Power Wheels car caught fire while its battery was charging on their front porch.
The fire quickly spread, destroying the house and nearly all its contents. The couple says Fisher-Price knew about the defective wiring but did nothing to warn customers or correct the problem.
Howland school sign-up
HOWLAND -- New students may register for Howland schools from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. weekdays during the summer at the administration building.
Call (330) 856-8200 for information.
Fence donations sought
KINSMAN -- Kinsman Cemetery Association is seeking donations to put up new fencing.
Anyone who wants to donate may call Erin Miller at (330) 876-5655 or Marge Tricker at (330) 876-2360 for more information.
Donations may be sent to the Kinsman Cemetery Association, c/o Grace Rieth, 6677 Lakeview Drive, Kinsman 44428.
KINSMAN -- The public library begins a class on the techniques of scrapbooking Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The $10 kits includes scissors and everything needed to create one page. Albums and additional supplies are available at extra cost.
The fee is due at registration. Call the library at (330) 876-2461 or visit its Web siteat www.kinsmanlibrary.org.
Down payment help
YOUNGSTOWN -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a new program that allows Ohio's housing officials to provide families with up to a year's worth of housing vouchers to be used toward a down payment and closing costs on a home.
Previously, a family could be helped with monthly mortgage payments, not with down payments. The new program is part of HUD's Section 8 housing choice voucher program, which assists low-income households with rental housing in the private market.
The local Section 8 office, operated by the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, is at 133 W. Boardman St.
Pet Loss Support Group
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Pet Loss Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the activities area of Whispering Oaks, 260 S. Buhl Farm Drive. For more information about group, call Mary Van Sickles at (724) 347-5000.