DNA test plannedon fatal-fire victim
NEGLEY -- Authorities will use DNA analysis to positively identify the man killed in a weekend fire, Columbiana County Coroner Dr. William Graham said this morning.
Circumstantial evidence indicates that a 28-year-old man who had been living in the home is the person who perished, Graham said. But he added that the identity of the badly burned body has not been confirmed.
The fire occurred early Saturday in a house at 49053 Fredericktown-Clarkson Road, Middleton Township.
A cause of the fire has yet to be determined. So far, no foul play is suspected.
Columbiana boardchanges meeting time
COLUMBIANA -- The Columbiana school board will meet in special session at 8 p.m. Monday at the high school.
This is a change from the starting time previously announced.
The board will discuss adopting soccer as a varsity sport and placement of the five-year 1.6 mill, permanent improvement replacement levy on the May 7 ballot.
Three promotedat Lawrence jail
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Three people have been temporarily promoted at Lawrence County Jail. Prison board officials agreed to make Richard Adamo of New Castle a temporary major to replace Maj. Mark Shaas, who was called up to active duty for the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.
Adamo's annual salary will be $36,780.12 while he serves in that position. Sergeant Anthony Adamo, also of New Castle, will temporarily be promoted to Richard Adamo's captain's position at an annual salary of $32,291.96.
Greg Rosati of New Castle, now a part-time corrections officer, will temporarily work as a full-time corrections officer because of the changes. His hourly salary of $10.75 an hour will not change, but he will now work 40 hours per week.
Warden William Hall said Shaas could be out as long as 12 months.
Arena board askscity to pay severance
YOUNGSTOWN -- The arena board is asking the city to make good on its severance package with its office manager.
The board, which was expected to dissolve itself this afternoon, approved a severance deal in December for its only employee, Kim Henshaw.
Henshaw is to get her salary, $1,083 every two weeks, and benefits such as health insurance for three months.
The board has no funding, so it is asking the city to meet the "moral and legal obligation."
Greenville to getnew traffic lights
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has hired Sharon Paving & amp; Construction Co. of Sharpsville to install new traffic signals at two intersections on Pa. Route 18 (Main Street) in the borough.
The job will cost $60,000 to put in the new lights at the state Route 58 and Shenango Street intersections.
Work will begin Feb. 18, and traffic will be maintained during the project.
Police levy set in Milton
LAKE MILTON -- A 2-mill continuing levy to help pay for police operations will appear on the ballot in Milton Township this May.
Trustees voted 2-1 to place the levy on the ballot.
Trustee Loy Metzler cast the dissenting vote.
Judge seeks re-election
YOUNGSTOWN -- Judge Beth A. Smith has filed nominating petitions for re-election as Mahoning County's domestic relations judge.
Judge Smith, a Democrat from Boardman, was elected to a six-year term in 1996.
Stabbed in his home
WARREN -- A 40-year-old Hayes Street S.W. man told police he was stabbed in the throat and shoulder by an unknown male.
The man said the intruder entered his home around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.