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Library alters hours



Published: Fri, November 2, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Library alters hours

HUBBARD -- The public library will have adjusted hours Tuesday to accommodate construction.

Hours that day will be 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. The library will return to its regular 9:30 a.m. opening time Wednesday.

Tech literacy grants

WARREN -- Warren G. Harding High School is among 68 schools to receive grants ranging from $200,000 to $300,000 each from the Ohio SchoolNet Commission in its fifth and final round of distribution from the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund for computer technology improvements.

Other area schools receiving grants are East Palestine, South Range and Southern Local.

The program is part of the state's Raising the Bar technology initiative and seeks to ensure that all students are technologically literate as they enter the work force.

Held in bomb threats

SHARON, Pa. -- Police arrested a 44-year-old East State Street man they believe used his cell phone to call in five bomb threats to Our Gang's Lounge at 93 Sharpsville Ave. as he walked along the street around 8:40 p.m. Thursday.

Police were called to the bar after the first call and employees said the suspect had been there and threatened to blow up the bar. Police found him about a half-mile north a few minutes later, still walking along Sharpsville Avenue. He was carrying a cell phone.

Police said the Mercer County 911 center received calls about five bomb threats against the bar from a cell phone in a matter of minutes.

The man was held overnight for arraignment on charges of making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Victim identified

YOUNGSTOWN -- The shooting victim who collapsed and died in a Rosedale Avenue driveway early Thursday morning has been identified as Michael J. Green. 52, of Mistletoe Avenue.

Green's driver's license was found earlier by police in the driveway of 466 Cohasset Drive, just around the corner from the Rosedale address on the South Side.

Willie Weatherly, 48, who lives at the Cohasset home, was shot about 4 a.m. Thursday and was in critical condition today at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Weatherly told police that two men shot him.

Teen hurt in wreck

LISBON -- A Lisbon teen-ager was injured Thursday after his car struck a dump truck on U.S. Route 30 in St. Clair Township.

The Lisbon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that Adam Hoppel, 16, of 40891 state Route 518, was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital and later transferred to UPMC Health Systems, Pittsburgh. A UPMC administrator said the hospital does not release information on minors.

The patrol said Hoppel was northbound on Route 30 about 6:10 p.m. when he hit the truck that was parked facing north. Half of the dump truck was on the road, and Hoppel's pickup truck struck the left rear axle, the patrol said.

The driver of the dump truck, Floyd Sowers, 64, of Poland, was cited for parking on the road, the patrol said.

Workshop canceled

BOARDMAN -- A workshop on water, scheduled for Saturday in the township park, has been canceled. Park officials said the event was canceled because only one person signed up. Officials are not sure whether another workshop will be scheduled.

IRS meetings

CLEVELAND -- The IRS office in Cleveland will have a problem-solving day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to assist in resolving federal tax issues for taxpayers who cannot visit their local offices on weekdays.

Taxpayers or their representatives will be able to meet individually with IRS officials. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the IRS at (800) 829-1040, but an appointment is not required.

The office is at 1240 E. Ninth St.

Chemistry for kids

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- The Thiel College chapter of the American Chemistry Society will sponsor a "Kids and Chemistry" program from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Room 100 of the Academic Center next to the library.

Pupils in fourth through sixth grades at East and St. Michael elementary schools in Greenville have been invited to participate in the hands-on activities that will include making crystal stencil stars and marker butterflies.

Bulb-planting project

YOUNGSTOWN -- Volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday in front of BW-3 restaurant downtown for a tulip and daffodil bulb-planting project.

The Streetscape group rescheduled the project from last weekend because of cold weather and snow. The bulbs will be planted now so they will bloom in spring.




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