CANFIELD -- Trustees have approved an ordinance allowing them to cite the owners of dogs that bark, howl, or yelp for more than five minutes between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. and more than 10 minutes between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The ordinance, which trustees approved by a 3-0 vote earlier this week, allows township officials to cite the owners of vicious dogs who do not properly care for their pets.
Those cited under the ordinance can be fined up to $100 for each day of a violation. The ordinance also allows courts to order the owners to send their dogs to obedience school or the owners of dangerous dogs to have their pets destroyed.
Trustee Bill Reese said the trustees have received several complaints about barking dogs.
Reward for arrest
YOUNGSTOWN -- Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Crystal M. Warren, who failed to appear in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on a theft charge.
Warren, 22, is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She is white, has brown hair, brown eyes and was last known to be living in Sharon.
To report information on Warren's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at (330) 746-CLUE. Informants' identities are confidential.
Funding for trip
YOUNGSTOWN -- The city school board is searching for funds to help send Chaney High School's robotics team to Orlando, Fla., for the FIRST robotics national competition April 25-27.
The team recently competed in Cleveland and Mississauga, Canada, where it won a judge's award, but it needs $28,000 to fund the trip to Florida, team adviser Steve Pusztay recently told board members. "I hate to see something like this go down the tubes," he said.
Superintendent Ben McGee said the board will investigate, but must be financially frugal. Board President Lock P. Beachum Sr. indicated the board may be able to find private money to help fund the trip.