SHARON, Pa. -- Covenant Presbyterian Church, 263 E. State St., will have a prayer and honor service at 7 p.m. Sunday in remembrance of the New York City firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Firefighters from the region are invited to attend and are asked to wear dress blues or station uniforms. The program will feature the honor guard of the 475th Quartermaster Corps of the Army Reserve, The Tiger Kittens and Men of Note, singing ensembles from Sharon High School and several speakers and local clergymen. The program was arranged by Lt. Paul McSherry of the Sharon Fire Department.
COLUMBIANA -- Ohio Turnpike Commission has set a public meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday to gather input about proposed permit fee increases to take effect Jan. 1, 2002.
The meeting will be at the Dutch Village Inn at the intersection of state Route 14 and state Route 164. Commission members will explain proposed scheduled permit fee increases for long combination vehicles, trailer combinations in excess of 90 feet, and overweight, overwidth and overheight vehicles.
Trade law resolution
WASHINGTON -- The House passed a resolution Wednesday written by U.S. Rep. Phil English of Erie, R-21st, that opposes any talk of weakening U.S. trade laws during the World Trade Organization conference in Qatar this week.
"As we begin a new round of global trade talks, we do not want to see a weakening of the anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws," English said. The House resolution opposes negotiations on those laws during the conference.
English, chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus and a member of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, was to attend the conference, which opens Friday, but House leadership asked members to cancel their trips because important legislation will be considered while the conference is occurring. More than 140 countries will be represented.
"We must send a loud message to our trading partners. We will not tolerate unfair trading practices," English said.
South Sider stabbed
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 30-year-old South Side man is in stable condition at Northside Medical Center after being stabbed in the chest as he walked into his West Delason Avenue home early today, police and hospital officials said.
The victim told city police he had returned from Larry's Lounge on Hillman Street about 2:30 a.m. when he was stabbed by two unidentified men who came toward him from a neighboring abandoned church. He went to the home of a neighbor, who took him to the hospital.
When police arrived later at the victim's home, they found his girlfriend, of a different West Delason address, at his home.
She told police she was there to retrieve belongings and that she had put ketchup on his 1998 Jeep Cherokee while he was at the bar because he had cheated on her. She said she had knocked on his door several times but received no answer. The woman was arrested after police discovered she was wanted for failing to appear in court on a traffic violation.
YOUNGSTOWN -- City police made two drug arrests Wednesday while patrolling the Westlake Terrace homes on the North Side.
A 49-year-old man from Springfield, Mass., faces charges of crack cocaine drug abuse and drug paraphernalia after he jumped from his vehicle at about 6 p.m. when police approached. The man attempted to hide a crack pipe in his hand. Upon searching his car, police found a bag of suspected crack cocaine and a second piece of paraphernalia.
At about 9:15 p.m., police arrested a 55-year-old West Boardman Street man who ran when officers approached him in a courtyard. Police chased and wrestled the man, forcing him to spit out suspected crack cocaine. Police found a crack pipe in his pocket. He faces charges of cocaine drug abuse, drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
Mill schedule changes
YOUNGSTOWN -- Lanterman's Mill in Mill Creek MetroParks resumes its fall schedule, opening from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this month.
The season will end with the MetroParks annual tribute to the holidays, An Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24-25. The free event will feature artisans, musicians and jugglers. Crafts and roasted chestnuts will be for sale.