RN degree completion
CANFIELD -- Malone College will have an information meeting for those interested in its nursing degree completion program at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Mahoning Valley Continuing Studies Center, 4137 Boardman-Canfield Road in Canfield.
The degree completion program offers registered nurses an opportunity to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree in as little as 20 months.
Call the Malone school of nursing at (330) 471-8166.
Injured in accident
NEW SPRINGFIELD -- A 27-year-old New Middletown man was in critical condition Saturday night in St. Elizabeth Health Center after a truck accident.
Charles Mellott was driving an Acme Coal Co. truck Saturday morning on Garfield Road, just east of Beard Road, when it went into a ditch, hit an embankment and tree and lost its load. The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol at Canfield.
Man shot in head
LISBON -- A 23-year-old Salem man was in critical condition in Cleveland Metro Hospital on Saturday night after being shot in the head.
The Columbiana County Sheriff's office said no foul play is suspected in the 4:34 p.m. Saturday shooting in a Trinity Church Road home in Center Township. Sheriff's officials did not release the man's name Saturday.
Grass fire extinguished
NEW WATERFORD -- A grass fire that spread to storage trailers at a flea market on the site of the former Midway Drive-in Theater was put out with the help of three fire departments.
The fire, which was reported at 4:42 p.m. Saturday on state Route 14, started in a grassy area and spread to trailers that sustained little damage, said Assistant Chief Mark Johnston of the Unity Volunteer Fire Department.
Responding with Unity were East Palestine and New Waterford fire departments. One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion and was treated at the scene. The cause is under investigation.
SHARON, Pa. -- The public can get a sneak peek inside the Columbia Theater at 82 W. State St. immediately after The Oak Ridge Boys' visit to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame & amp; Museum on Aug. 19. The group will meet with fans and sign autographs at the hall at 98 E. State St. from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation recently bought the Columbia and has started a cleanup. The theater has been closed since its entryway was destroyed in a 1981 fire and has sustained extensive interior damage from a leaking roof and lack of heat.
Pittsburgh parking fines
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Mayor Tom Murphy says he will sign into law a bill that quadruples illegal parking fines near Heinz Field from $25 to $100.
City Council passed the bill last month, saying the old fine wasn't a deterrent given the $24 cost of parking for Steelers games and other Heinz field events. That meant those who parked illegally on nearby side streets would pay just $1 more with the $25 fine than those in stadium lots.
Murphy spokesman Craig Kwiecinski said the fines are "an appropriate action to respect the neighborhood's ability to limit illegal parking." Steelers officials said the plan merely placates nearby homeowners who have fought the stadium project from the beginning.