Talk to focus on history of Italian-Americans

Talk to focus on historyof Italian-Americans
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A talk about Italian-American history is planned for 7 p.m. June 27 at the Lawrence County Historical Society's Sosto and Jennie Medure History Building, 408 N. Jefferson St. The speaker will be Nicholas P. Ciotola, curator of the Italian-American collection of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. His talk is free and open to the public. For details, call (724) 658-4022.
Radio group will joinemergency drill
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- The Ellwood City Amateur Radio Association will participate in an emergency preparedness drill next weekend. The drill is designed to test an amateur radio operator's ability to set up and operate portable stations under emergency conditions such as hurricanes and tornadoes. More than 36,000 amateur radio operators worldwide are expected to participate in the drill. Anyone with an interest in amateur radio operating is welcome to join association members at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, Route 288, from 2 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. next Sunday.
Dedicating sign at SRU
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University's new, lighted sign on Morrow Way at the Russell Wright Alumni House, a gift of the university classes of 1950 and 1970, will be dedicated at 7 p.m. Friday. Part of Alumni Weekend 2001, the weekend will also include a band concert, campus tours, lectures and a chance to see the Pittsburgh Pirates. The weekend, expected to draw more than 200 alumni from across the country, opens at 11 a.m. Friday with registration at the alumni house followed with the annual golf scramble to benefit women's athletics. The golf event will be at Pine Grove Public Golf Course in Grove City.
Leadership award given
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV presented David Mastropietro of Ellwood City with the 2001 Leadership Award at its annual convention for school directors. The award recognizes individuals who promote the role and vision of a regional service agency. Mastropietro began his career as a special-education teacher in Lawrence County in 1966 and has served as the special-education supervisor for Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV since 1970. After 35 years in education, Mastropietro plans to retire this month.
Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV is an education service agency serving schools in Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties and funded by school district contributions, user fees and state subsidies. The organization is on 453 Maple St., Grove City.
Talks to resume
YOUNGSTOWN -- Negotiations will resume Monday evening in an effort to end the strike by 766 nurses against Forum Health Northside Medical Center, Tod Children's Hospital and Beeghly Medical Park, a Forum Health spokeswoman said Saturday. Representatives of Forum Health and the Youngstown General Duty Nurses' Association, whose members have been on strike since May 1, exchanged proposals during six hours of talks Saturday, according to Evonne Woloshyn, senior vice president for marketing and community relations at Forum Health.

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