A rally for the Valley
SHARON, Pa. -- Shenango Valley Initiative is sponsoring a celebration of hope for the Valley from 4 to 5 p.m. April 21 at the First United Methodist Church. "Let Us Build the Valley Together -- A Call to People of Faith" is an invitation to all Shenango Valley residents to join in an effort to revitalize the community. The rally has the backing of Christian Associates of the Shenango Valley, Sharon-Hermitage Clergy Association and the Shenango Valley Ministerium. SVI is a faith-based organization consisting of 20 churches seeking to address issues and find solutions to problems facing the Valley by fostering economic development, reducing crime, improving housing and improving the quality of life.
Closed for repairs
CLARK, Pa. -- Lake Road from Clark to Mercer will be closed daily to all but local traffic from Thursday through April 30 for pavement repairs. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said traffic will be shut down at 7 a.m. and reopened at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until the work is finished.
Senior citizen prom
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- All residents of the Wilmington Area School District are invited to attend a senior citizen prom from 7 to 9 p.m. May 4 at Wilmington Area High School gymnasium. Music from the '30s, '40s, and '50s will be featured.
Refreshments will be provided. Wilmington Area National Honor Society, in conjunction with the district's teachers union, is coordinating the event, which is the day after the high school prom. The prom decorations theme is "Whispers of the Sea."
Woman, son file suit
BROOKFIELD -- A Masury mother and her son are suing Brookfield Local School District and a shop class teacher.
Rhonda Stanish and David Stanish III, no street address available, filed the lawsuit Friday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. School officials had not seen the suit and wouldn't comment.
The Stanishes are seeking more than $25,000, saying David Stanish was attending shop class Nov. 6, 2001, when his teacher, Walter Kijowski, told him to use a table saw and to remove the safety guard.
The boy followed the instructions and suffered a partial amputation of his right middle finger, the lawsuit says.