Firefighters head to NY
LIBERTY -- Two members of the township fire department were scheduled to leave for New York City this evening to delivery more than $7,000 to their counterparts there. The funds raised by International Association of Firefighters Local 2075 will be delivered by Jason DeLuca and Christopher Olson. The money is to help the families of firefighters who died as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Supervisor to retire
NILES -- Thomas A. Scarnecchia, cafeteria supervisor for Niles City Schools, will retire Dec. 31. He's been with the system for 12 years, and he's also been involved with security improvements throughout the district. The board has officially accepted his retirement.
WARREN -- Trumbull 100, a local philanthropic group, will donate $18,000 toward Trumbull County's effort to raise funds for the next phase of the Mahoning River Dredging Project, said Gary Newbrough, director of the Trumbull County Planning Commission.
Last week, Newbrough sent out letters requesting corporate donations. Of the $75,000 still needed to get the project off the ground, officials have agreed to raise $36,000 within Trumbull County.
"Hopefully, this will be a call to all the other companies to contribute," he said.
Wellness Block Grant
McDONALD -- McDonald schools have received a new $3,000 Wellness Block Grant from the Trumbull County Family and Children First Council for this school year. The grant pays for a teen-life-issues program, encompassing problems from drug use to teen-age pregnancy.
Recycling grants given
COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has awarded recycling grants to Youngstown, Mahoning County, Columbiana County and the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste districts.
The grants support recycling collection, waste reduction activities, awareness campaigns and litter prevention programs.
The grant totals are: $56,600 for Youngstown, $84,900 for Mahoning County, $84,900 for Columbiana County, and $162,725 for Geauga-Trumbull.
They are among 97 solid waste programs to receive nearly $7 million in grants statewide.
Missing golf carts
COITSVILLE -- Countryside Golf Course, on Coitsville Road, was missing seven gas-powered golf carts Wednesday but three turned up nearby in bushes by a new mausoleum at St. John's Cemetery, Coitsville police said. Whoever took the carts cut through a heavy cable that secures them together, said Allan P. Morris, assistant police chief.
Woman hospitalizedafter being beaten
SHARON, Pa. -- Alisha Wilson, 18, of Mesabi Street, was in satisfactory condition in Sharon Regional Health System and her ex-boyfriend was in jail after a fight at her residence at 11:45 a.m. Thursday.
Police said the 21-year-old George Street man is accused of repeatedly punching Wilson in the face, breaking facial bones and a tooth. She may have also suffered some internal injuries, police said.
The man fled but turned himself in at police headquarters around 3 p.m. He was arrested on charges of criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and violation of a protection from abuse court order. He was held overnight and faced arraignment today.
Man beaten, stabbed
YOUNGSTOWN -- Angel Cruz, 32, of Wilson Avenue told police that he had fallen asleep while watching TV and awoke when someone entered his house about 2 a.m. today and beat him with a sledge hammer before stabbing him several times.
Cruz said a neighbor who heard his screams took him to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where he was in stable condition this morning.
Reports don't indicate a reason for the attack or a description of the suspect.
BOARDMAN -- A free workshop on landscaping "The Plant Phase" that was set for Saturday at Boardman Township Park has been canceled.