Classes for test
GIRARD -- There are still openings for intervention classes for Girard students in grades nine through 12 for the state ninth-grade proficiency test. Classes begin Monday and run through July 13. The test will be given July 16. Anyone who has not registered but who wants to take the class should report to the high school at 8:15 a.m. Monday. Class size is limited to 25 students.
MINERAL RIDGE--The Weathersfield Township Responsible Citizens Association meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Summit Assembly of God Church, 2615 Salt Springs Road. Speaking will be the Rev. Edward Noga of ACTION, a Youngstown faith-based organization seeking to improve the quality of life in the Valley.
Kids' programWARREN -- Courthouse Square will be the scene of a hot dog lunch and gospel entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. "Operation Summertime Feast" is being presented by the Jesus Club of New Beginnings Ministries. The program is open to all, but is geared toward children. There will be puppets, inspirational music, games and a gospel message. The lunch is free for children through age 14.
New Beginnings is part of Believers' Christian Fellowship, 2577 Schenley Ave. N.E.
WARREN -- Public comment is being sought on funding for disabled students in the Warren City Schools' proposed 2001-2002 budget. Each Ohio school district is entitled to Title VI-B Funds, known as "Flow Thru Funds," which can be used to provide service, equipment and materials for disabled students.
The proposed budget can be reviewed at the special education office, Warren City Schools Professional Center, 202 Loveless Ave. S.W. For more information, call (330) 841-2240.
Butler cruise-in slated
BUTLER, Pa. -- The 2001 Cruise-A-Palooza, celebrating its sixth year, will be from 3 to 11 p.m. July 1 on Main Street. Johnny Angel and the Halos will perform at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on the steps of Butler County Courthouse. Race car driver Bobby Martin will show off his Cap Avenger NHRA Federal Mogul Funny Car and sign autographs. A kickoff celebration will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Butler Memorial Park. There will be food and a disc jockey.
Sports media lecture
WARREN -- Dana Balash, sports anchorman for WFMJ-TV Channel 21 in Youngstown, will discuss the business of television sports at the Howland branch of the Warren-Trumbull Public Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The program is free; reservations are not needed.
Conference for singles
WARREN -- Spencer Ministries is sponsoring "Broken Covenant Conference" for divorced or single people from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in The Hippodrome. The conference is designed to heal hurts and wounds through the Gospel.
Police seek foot licker
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- City police aren't quite licked, but they're befuddled enough to ask the public to help them solve a very odd case.
Police said Friday they are on the lookout for a foot licker who attacked a woman downtown about 11 a.m. Monday. The woman told police the man stepped on the back of her shoe and knocked it off, after which he grabbed her leg and began licking her foot and sniffing her shoe before she was able to run away.
Police aren't identifying the woman because they consider the attack to be sexual in nature and city police don't release the names of sexual assault victims.