Business as usual
CAMPBELL -- Postmaster Jim Corvino says it's business as usual at the city post office, which had a scare when a postal worker discovered a brown powdery substance on his hands Oct. 23. Corvino said tests of clothing and the package from the 12th Street building were negative. He believes the substance was a powder generally used to keep pages from sticking together but said officials never confirmed what it was.
Corvino is confident that mail being delivered through his office is safe.
"Most of our people don't even use the gloves here, they're that confident," he said.
Scout troop to sponsor dinner to aid victims
CHAMPION -- Champion Girl Scout Troop 275 heard about New York City Hook and Ladder Co. No. 21 on CNN, and how the entire crew on duty at the time was lost in the World Trade Center disaster.
They knew that Champion's fire department is also No. 21 and wanted to do something to help.
The fire department's Rainbow auxiliary suggested a spaghetti dinner with help from the fire department association and St. William Church, which is donating the building and helping sponsor the dinner.
The Troop 275 will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church. Cost is $6 for adults, 13 years and up; children 5 to 13 years, $5; under 5 years, free.
The group plans to use the profits to provide a better holiday season for the children of the lost firefighters, whether through Christmas presents or meeting some other more important need. The money will be donated to the families of the New York City Hook and Ladder Co.
The troop members are Amber Ackerman, Amanda Knowlton, Bethny Sebring, Charleigh Paukovich, Eissa Gilroman, Jacquelyn Chisholm, Julie Toth, Kayla Youtz, Melissa Emery, Megan Lewis and Tiffany Lucik. Their troop leader is Linda Lucik.
Association to meet
YOUNGSTOWN -- Friends of the United Nations Association of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the YWCA's tea room.
"People and the Land," a video that provides insight into Palestinian life under occupation from the perspective of the Palestinians, will be viewed and discussed following a full-course turkey or vegetarian dinner.
Cost of the program, including the dinner, is $10, $5 for students. Reservations can be made by calling Sally Duncan (330) 539-5205 no later than Nov. 12.
Dinner raises donations
CLEVELAND -- Members of the local Asian Indian community recently attended a dinner that raised $250,000 for the Sept. 11 relief efforts.
A total of more than 450 people attended the dinner, which was held Friday at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Tickets to the dinner were sold by Asian Indians throughout northeast Ohio, including Youngstown.
A check for $250,000 was presented to the CEO of the Greater Cleveland chapter of the American Red Cross during the dinner.