FOP plans to honorcops who died in N.Y.
HOWLAND -- The township's Fraternal Order of Police organization is sponsoring an honor ceremony at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Howland High School gymnasium.
All law enforcement officers in Trumbull County are invited to honor police officers who died in last week's terrorists attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
Officers will be asked to wear black bands around their badges as a reminder of those who died and the danger police officers face on a regular basis, as well as a result of the attacks.
Attacked by dogs
HOWLAND -- Two dogs attacked a township man and his dog, police said.
Police Chief Steve Lamantia said Robert Kubiak, of Shadowood Drive, was walking his beagle around 3 p.m. Sunday on South Street when a rottweiler and a German shepherd-Labrador mix attacked them.
Kubiak, who is director of Trumbull County Children Services, was treated by paramedics. His beagle was taken to a local veterinarian for surgery, Lamantia said.
The Trumbull County dog warden took the two attacking dogs into custody.
Lamantia said he plans to file a charge of failing to properly confine animals against the dogs' owners.
Police probe deathof man found on tracks
WARREN -- Warren Township police are investigating the death of a 43-year-old man.
Lt. Don Bishop said police found Jerry Kenney lying on the railroad tracks under the state Route 5 bridge.
Bishop said Kenney, who lived on state Route 5, was walking home from a local bar around 11:30 p.m. Saturday and must have slipped and fallen down the 40-foot embankment.
Kenney was taken early Sunday to Akron City Hospital, where he died.
YSU student robbed
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police are investigating the robbery of an 18-year-old Youngstown State University student early today.
The student, from Louisville, Ohio, told police she was robbed by two men in a beige car around 12:30 a.m. at Wick Avenue and Eastbound Service Road, just north of the Arms museum.
The student said the car pulled up behind her car and a man carrying a gun got out of the passenger side and ordered her to get out of her car.
A second man then put the student in a choke-hold while the first man took $11 from her pocket.
Barbecue for the blind
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- An old-fashioned Texas barbecue to benefit the Lawrence County Association for the Blind will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Sheriff Robert Clark's ranch on Hartzell Road, one mile southwest of state route 168.
Tickets cost $10 each and can be bought at the sheriff's office, the association office or at the gate.
Change for tires
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Youth groups seeking to clean up environmental blight and raise money have the opportunity to earn a 50-cent bounty for their organizations for each abandoned car or light-truck tire they collect along roads or in rural areas Sept. 22.
Groups must register by Tuesday by calling Emily Baker at Lawrence County Recycling and Solid Waste Department, (724) 658-6925.
Nurses talks halt
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Allegheny General Hospital has announced it has halted contract negotiations with its nurses union despite a growing demand for nurses and pressure from staff to boost salaries.
"We are not making another offer," said hospital spokesman Tom Chakurda.
The hospital opened wage talks last month with the Service Employees International Union, which represents its 1,500 nurses. Hospital officials were looking for ways to stop nurses from leaving for higher-paying jobs.
Chakurda said administrators struck a deal with a union bargaining committee but the nurses rejected it.
The hospital may be forced to use traveling nurses to make up for those lost.