Boardman girl winsarea's first derby rally
YOUNGSTOWN -- Jenny Rodway, 11, of Boardman is the Mahoning Valley's first rally division Soap Box Derby winner, according to Greater Youngstown Area Soap Box Derby officials.
Jenny, who began racing about a year ago in the stock division, took first place in Columbus over the weekend and is fifth in rally points, which are gained from races across the region all season.
She will compete in the Valley's first rally race in Weathersfield Township this weekend.
Crash kills local man,injures Pa. driver
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A head-on crash in Taylor Township, Lawrence County, killed a Liberty man and critically injured another.
Pennsylvania State Police said a pickup truck driven by Daniel Richard Parshall, 35, of Cleaned Mill Road, New Castle, crossed the center line of state Route 168 about 11:12 p.m. Monday and hit a car driven by Radwan Hassan Hammad, 34, of Liberty.
Both men had to be cut from the wreckage.
Parshall was flown to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he is being treated for fractures to his neck and pelvis.
Garage fire's damage
YOUNGSTOWN -- A garage fire at 167 S. Portland Ave. at 1:24 a.m. today destroyed the garage and caused $35,000 in heat damage to the house.
The fire did another $35,000 in heat damage to three houses and two cars in the neighborhood, the fire department said.
The cause is under investigation.
YSU student groupto keep election results
YOUNGSTOWN -- Student Government's legislative body at Youngstown State University voted 11-8 Monday not to void election results for SG president.
SG made the decision after a three-hour meeting, said Marty Manning, YSU associate director of student life and SG adviser. "Where it will go from here, I really don't know," he said.
Rajah James, a sophomore political science major, received the most votes for president in last month's election but was disqualified for violating campaign rules.
Joseph Long, who received 133 fewer votes than James, was declared the winner.
James has said he is going to consult a lawyer.
Forum for candidates
YOUNGSTOWN -- The local chapter of the Ohio Black Legislative Caucus is sponsoring a foum for candidates in the May 8 primary election.
It will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Associated Neighborhood Center (McGuffey Center). Youngstown candidates invited are Judge Robert Douglas and Atty. Anthony Farris for municipal judge and Charles Sammarone and Patrick Lowry for council president.
Police charge womanin storage-shed thefts
SHARON, Pa. -- Sharon police have charged a Masury woman with stealing tools and equipment from three storage sheds between March 16 and 23.
Alice Rice, 41, of Edmonds Street, surrendered and was arraigned before District Justice James McMahon on Monday afternoon on three counts each of conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property.
She is free on $10,000 unsecured bond.
Police believe Rice had an accomplice but released no additional information.
'Mayday for Mutts'aims to dispel myths
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- "Mayday for Mutts," a program to dispel myths about mixed-breed dogs, will run from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hermitage Agway.
The program will feature a display of mutts seeking adoption, mutt contests and "Me and My Mutt" photos, in which people may bring their own pets to participate.
There will also be balloons and face-painting for kids, displays and giveaways.
Information on spaying and neutering will be available.
The national event is being sponsored locally by Animal Appeal of Sharpsville.
Recognition night setfor literacy program
WARREN -- Warren School District's Adult Basic and Literacy Education program will sponsor its annual recognition night at 6 p.m. May 31 on Western Reserve Middle School.
About 75 adults will receive certificates for their accomplishments, ranging from special achievement awards to certificates for passage of the equivalency test for high school graduation.
The community is invited and refreshments will be offered.
Several colleges will have displays.