Prayer service to be held at YSU
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rev. Kathryn Adams of our Protestant Campus Ministry has organized a prayer Service and panel discussion about the events that happened to America yesterday. It will take place Thursday in DeBartolo Hall Auditorium on the campus of Youngstown State University.
A prayer service is slated for 3 to 4 p.m., followed by the panel discussion till 5 p.m. Co-sponsors are Protestant Campus Ministry, Catholic Campus Ministry, The Newman Center and YSU Department of Political Science.
Help Hotline Crisis Center offers support
YOUNGSTOWN -- Help Hotline Crisis Center is offering support 24 hours a day to Mahoning and Columbiana county residents who need to talk about Tuesday's attacks. Call (330) 747-2696, (330) 424-7767 or (800) 427-3606.
Hotline officials said they expect the number of calls to increase in the next few days after people get over their shock.
Mayor orders tighter security at city buildings
YOUNGSTOWN -- City buildings were open for normal business today except for one thing: Everybody entering had their bags searched and were stopped at metal detectors.
Past practice had been to let city workers, lawyers headed to municipal court, delivery people and other regular visitors pass through without searches even when a metal detector went off.
Mayor George M. McKelvey has ordered that everybody be searched, effective immediately and until further notice.
Security guards said everybody this morning complied with the searches, including municipal court judges and the mayor himself.