School roofing contract
AUSTINTOWN -- Roth Bros. Inc. of Austintown has received a $126,389 contract to build a new roof on Woodside Elementary School.
The Austintown school board approved the contract at a meeting Monday. Superintendent Richard Denamen said the roof was leaking.
Money for the project will come from the board's general fund. Denamen said work on the roof will be done this winter or next spring, depending on the weather.
Food bank donation
YOUNGSTOWN -- From now through Dec. 22, customers can buy paper turkeys from local Rite Aid stores for $1 each, and the money will be donated to Second Harvest Foodbank to feed hungry people in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
The turkeys may be bought at the checkout counter. Customers will have the opportunity to sign their names and hang the turkeys in the store to encourage others to give. Last year the program generated more than $150,000 for Second Harvest Foodbanks in Ohio and Michigan.
Second Harvest Foodbank of the Mahoning Valley, on East Midlothian Boulevard, provides food to more than 20 agencies in the three counties, including church pantries, homeless shelters, shelters for battered women, and child and adult day-care centers.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Connection -- a 12-member song and dance troupe representing city high schools -- will be at a news conference New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will have at 11 a.m. Wednesday at a fire station near ground zero, where the World Trade Center's twin towers collapsed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The Connection also will perform at 9 and 11:50 a.m. in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be broadcast live on WFMJ-TV Channel 21.
Vaccine shots planned
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown City Health Department is offering flu and pneumonia shots to all ages from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Ave.
The flu shot costs $10, and the pneumonia shot costs $15.
Medicare Part B recipients should bring their cards, because most, if not all, Part B recipients are eligible for the shots at no cost.
CAMPBELL -- A manager at McCartney Road Video Update, 675 McCartney Road, said $600 was stolen from the store's own night deposit box over the weekend.
The manager told police that a night employee deposited about $1,166 into the box around 11 p.m. Sunday. The manager said that on Monday he found $600 missing from the receipts.
The manager said three other employees have keys to the night deposit box.
Police said they found four white envelopes with the night worker's signature on them in the store bathroom, indicating someone may have been trying to forge his signature.
Fire at Boardman High
BOARDMAN -- Boardman High School on Glenwood Avenue was evacuated at about 11:30 a.m. Monday when a fire was discovered in the boys locker room.
Police reports show that the fire department arson squad determined a trash can was set on fire under a paper towel dispenser, igniting the $200 plastic dispenser and tripping an alarm.
The fire also caused $100 in damage to a wall and destroyed the $10 trash can.
Investigators discovered a discarded cigarette lighter and possible accelerant, police reports show.
Santa Claus is coming
NILES -- Santa Claus will arrive downtown at 7 p.m. Monday at the justice center. The event will include lighting of the tree, caroling, the Salvation Army Band and refreshments.