Program assesses riskfor heart disease
LIBERTY -- Humility of Mary Health Partners offers a program, Take It to Heart: Women and Heart Disease, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10, at the Holiday Inn MetroPlex.
Cost is $20 and the registration deadline is Friday.
Participants will complete computerized risk assessments, the results of which will be explained by health care professionals.
Blood pressure screenings will be available. Topics will include exercise and nutrition.
Registration is required and can be done by mailing a check, payable to HMHP, to Women's Health Event/Community Health Education, St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown 44501.
Call (877) 700-4647 for more information.
MINERAL RIDGE -- The fourth annual free veterans luncheon is from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Mineral Ridge Church of Christ, 3911 Main St., for veterans, their spouses and guests.
Reservations are required by Sunday and can be made by calling the church office, (330) 652-5403.
Theft, fraud charges
CLEVELAND -- Emily E. Wells, 34, of 708 Delaware Ave., S.W., Warren, is among 10 people nationwide to be indicted on charges of theft and/or fraud involving Social Security benefits.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland said Wells failed to report the July 1994 death of her mother, who received widow's benefits.
Wells continued to receive and convert those benefits until January, amounting to $33,959, the government said.
Library book sale
NILES -- McKinley Memorial Library will conduct a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9-10.
All books will be 25 cents and videos will cost $1.
Officers found guilty
WARREN -- Two officers of Eagles Lodge 311 on South Street pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges that they operated a gambling house.
James Merten, 51, of Ohio N.W., and Bruce Bixler, 50, of Willard S.E., were found guilty by municipal Judge Thomas Gysegem, who gave each a suspended 10-day jail sentence, six months nonreporting probation and $25 fines.
Bixler, Merten and three other club officers were arrested on the misdemeanor charge earlier this month after a yearlong investigation by city police and the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Detective Jeff Hoolihan said.
Pupils to tour Ohio
MINERAL RIDGE -- The 25-year tradition of a tour of the nation's capital by eighth-graders from Mineral Ridge Middle School has been traded in for an Ohio tour in the spring.
Weathersfield Board of Education approved the change Wednesday. Superintendent Rocco Adduci said the change was made for "obvious reasons."
Teacher Darren Garris, trip coordinator, told the board at its September meeting that several parents had expressed concern about the trip of about 65 students.
Adduci said pupils are excited about the Ohio tour, scheduled for May 13-15.
The board also approved the low bid of $140,628 from Waynco Electrical, Mineral Ridge, for electrical work on the addition at Seaborn Elementary School and approved paying $8,245 to Atronics of Niles for repairing the fire alarm system at the middle school. The school garage floor also was paved at a cost of $7,985, officials said.
Warren water problems
WARREN -- Some northeast side residents were without water Wednesday evening. Others experienced low water pressure.
Officials at the city's water filtration plant on Elm Road N.E. said a cap that was put on a water line out front of the plant blew off.
The line has been capped temporarily to stop the leak while repairs are made.
Dog club open house
NORTH JACKSON -- Youngstown All-Breed Training Club will be host for an open house on dog agility from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at its indoor training facility, 11801 Mahoning Ave.
Dogs and their owners are invited to try the equipment -- jumps, tunnels, planks and a teeter-totter -- under the supervision of club members. Cost is $10.
Youngstown All-Breed Training Club offers agility classes once a week for eight weeks. Call the club at (330) 538-2907.