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Agency workers to vote



Published: Mon, November 19, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Agency workers to vote

WARREN -- Workers at the Trumbull County Child Support Enforcement Agency were to vote this morning on a tentative labor agreement that could end their 4-week-old strike.

The tentative agreement between union negotiators and the Trumbull County commissioners was pounded out during a negotiating session Sunday that stretched for more than seven hours, said county commissioner Michael O'Brien. Neither the state-appointed mediator nor the commission's Cleveland lawyer was present, he said.

The major issue in the strike by 55 members of American Federation of State, Municipal and County Employees local 3808 has been paying for health insurance.

State recycling grants

YOUNGSTOWN -- Columbiana and Mahoning counties and the city of Youngstown are among 97 Ohio jurisdictions sharing more than $6.9 million in 2002 Recycle Ohio grants. Columbiana and Mahoning counties are each receiving $84,900, and Youngstown is getting $56,600.

The grants, administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, support recycling collection, waste reduction, awareness campaigns and litter prevention programs.

Fair village trustee

CANFIELD -- Dave Prosser, a longtime volunteer, was recently elected a trustee of Western Reserve Village, the restored historical village at the Canfield Fair.

Prosser retired from Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co., where he oversaw a computer system, and from the Youngstown Playhouse and Youngstown Symphony, where he worked as a bookkeeper. He lives in Austintown and is active in community theater. He appeared in several productions, including "Move Over Broadway" shows.

Prosser belongs to Christ Church United Presbyterian. He is married and has two children and three grandchildren.

Stun gunman sought

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police are looking for a man who attacked a 13-year-old girl with a stun gun at a football game.

Police said the girl was standing near a concession stand in Hickory Stadium at 7:20 p.m. Friday when a man attacked her. Witnesses said they heard a crackling noise that sounded like a stun gun. The girl suffered injuries on her hands, back and rib area.

Police said the man ran off and was last seen in the back yards of the McConnell Road area. He was described as a white man in his early 30s and about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a white hat and a gray trench coat, police said.

Men con elderly couple

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police said three men conned an elderly couple out of about $250. The men said they were selling carpeting and talked their way into the elderly couple's home in the 700 block of South Hermitage Road at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said the elderly man pulled out a wad of money and gave the men $40 as a down payment for the carpeting. One of the men then told the elderly man he was a doctor and would give him a free checkup, police said. He took the elderly man to a bedroom, undressed him and rubbed his back, they said. When the elderly man got dressed, he discovered the rest of his money was gone, police said.

Police did not have a description of the men.

Federal warrant served

SHARON, Pa. -- Police arrested a Mesabi Street man who was wanted on a federal warrant. Lavar Matthews, 24, was in Mercer County Jail this morning waiting to be picked up by federal marshals.

United States District Court, North District of West Virginia, issued the warrant. Police said he is wanted on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and of distributing cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. Police arrested Matthews at 5 p.m. Friday at his home.




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