Free exercise classes
WARREN -- Rebecca Williams Community Center at 760 Main Ave. S.W. is offering free exercise classes.
These are aerobic workouts, not strenuous weight training or harsh running. Classes are Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Call (330) 399-2582 and ask for Deirdre Davis at ext. 31 or Patricia Phillips, ext. 32.
Boy Scouts get grant
WARREN -- The Greater Western Reserve Council, Boy Scouts of America, has received an $8,500 grant from Home Savings & amp; Loan and Butler-Wick Co. to buy new cots and replace tent platforms at Camp Stambaugh in Canfield Township.
Gary Erlinger, executive director of the Council, based in Warren, said the grant will benefit more than 2,500 scouts and adults that use Camp Stambaugh each year.
BERLIN -- A hot air balloon landed in Berlin Reservoir, near state Route 224, Saturday evening and Deputy Stephen Lewis, working lake patrol for the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department, followed it to the crash site in his boat.
Because of shallow water near the shoreline, Lewis had to get into the water to reach the balloon occupants.
Both the operator, a Sharpsville, Pa., man, and his passenger, a Newton Falls man, said they were not hurt.
Two hunters shot
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police believe a dove hunter had bad aim, shooting two other hunters instead of the birds.
No serious injuries were reported, but Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Game Commission are investigating.
State police said a 21-year-old man was shot in the arm at 2 p.m. Saturday in the strip mine behind the Pennsylvania Power Plant in Taylor Township.
A 27-year-old man was also shot at 3:28 p.m. in the same area. He had injuries to his right arm, chest and legs, police said.
Authorities say they have a 21-year-old suspect in the second shooting, but they aren't sure if that person is responsible for hitting the first man.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police made two arrests and gave out numerous warnings and citations at a checkpoint Labor Day weekend.
State police from the New Castle, Beaver and Mercer barracks were on hand at the checkpoint from 11:30 a.m. Friday to 3:30 a.m. Saturday on state Route 65 in Shenango Township, Lawrence County.
Police said two people were charged with driving under the influence, 43 warnings for vehicle code violations were issued and six traffic citations were given out.
Food Mart robbed
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police say a man with a long, shiny knife robbed the Tic Toc Food Mart on state Route 65.
Pennsylvania State Police described the man as being 5 feet, 9 inches tall, about 160 pounds with a dark mustache.
He was wearing dark pants, latex gloves and a white plastic bag over his face when he took cash from the store at 10:41 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the state police at (724) 598-2211.
LAMB annual kickoff
VOLANT, Pa. -- The LAMB Homeschool Co-op will conduct its annual kickoff and registration at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hillcrest Presbyterian church on State Route 19.
Jon Kolb, former offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will speak.
GIRARD, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police have recovered the body of an Erie County woman, missing for a week, from a shallow grave near a fishing hole and have charged her estranged husband in her death.
Scott Thomas Martin, 45, of Girard, about 10 miles southwest of Erie, was being held in the Erie County Prison without bail. Police said he admitted bludgeoning 43-year-old Ann Louise Martin to death and then dumping her body.
Police said Martin told them he and his wife got into an argument at his mobile home and beat her on the head with an aluminum baseball bat. Martin then wrapped her body and buried it, police said.
Neighbors told police they heard pounding inside the trailer home on Monday and then saw Martin leave in a white van. When they went inside, neighbors said they saw puddles of blood.
He is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.