YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Area Soap Box Derby needs about 75 volunteers for this year's race, June 16-17 on Fifth Avenue.
Anyone willing to work at the event should leave their name and phone number with the derby office by calling (330) 726-5443 or at the city council office.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Miss Youngstown Beauty and Talent Pageant will be July 19 during the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest at Canfield Fairgrounds.
Participants must be between the ages of 16 and 23, be of Italian descent, and submit an application form and a photograph.
A $500 savings bond will be awarded to the winner. Second and third places each receive a $100 bond.
For more information contact pageant chairman Anthony Julian at (330) 799-8184.
CRAIG BEACH -- Village officials plan to implement a 1-percent income tax by July to avoid going into deficit spending.
Council gave a first reading on the income tax proposal at a special meeting last week and will give the two final readings this week, said Mayor Camille Gaia III. The tax should take effect July 1.
The village would finish the year with a deficit of $14,000 to $15,000 without an income tax generating about $70,000 annually, Gaia said.
Village voters repealed a 1-percent income tax in 1998.
COITSVILLE -- Despite several days of rain last week, a new roof and two skylights are in place at the Coitsville Historical Society pavilion. Students from the New Castle School of Trades offered free labor to reshingle the roof.
CHS members are still looking for donations to buy concrete for the pavilion's floor, as part of an effort to complete the building in 2002. Jim Taylor, NCST instructor, said his students would offer free labor for other pavilion projects.
The CHS also hopes to use the pavilion as a part-time classroom for its proposed McGuffey school program, scheduled for each June and July. For more information, call Dorothy Morse at (330) 536-8067 or (330) 536-8331.
Held in murder case
LISBON -- Robert L. Herron, Columbiana County prosecutor, and Sheriff David L. Smith, said a Leetonia man has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
The man, who lives on Lisbon Road, is in county jail. He will be arraigned Monday morning in Northwest Area County Court.
The charge results from a three-week investigation by the sheriff's department and the FBI. Herron expects the case to be presented to the upcoming session of the grand jury this week. Authorities made no other details available.
Airport to get grant
EAST LIVERPOOL -- The Columbiana County Airport will receive a $150,000 federal grant to fund taxi-way reconstruction. The grant also is expected to pay for a runway safety study, a layout plan and an environmental assessment necessary for a future runway extension.
The money will come from the Federal Aviation Administration's airport improvement program. The airport is along County Airport Road in Madison Township.
Parents group meeting
GIRARD -- Girard Concerned Parents will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Girard Free Library. The group is involved with staff and pupils who became sick at the intermediate school.
Girard garage sale
GIRARD -- The annual citywide garage sale will be from 9 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4. Rain date is Aug. 11.
Sponsored by Councilman Joseph Manente, D-at large, residents have their individual sales during the day.
More than 150 residents have participated each of the last two years. For more information call (330) 545-8374.