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Man suffers burns after dropping match



Published: Mon, January 7, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Man suffers burnsafter dropping match

NILES -- A 94-year-old man was seriously burned Sunday when he dropped a match on himself while smoking in his basement.

The match ignited Nick Limongi's slippers, socks and pants and the chair he was sitting in, fire department reports say.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 1460 Kearney St. shortly after 8 p.m. and quickly put out the fire with minimal damage to the house.

Limongi was taken to the burn unit of Akron Children's Hospital, where he was in fair condition today. His wife was treated for smoke inhalation in the Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Gable's motorcycleappearance rescheduled

WARREN -- The National Packard Museum has rescheduled a display of Clark Gable's 1938 Harley-Davidson "Knucklehead" motorcycle for Jan. 12-13 only.

The museum at 1899 Mahoning Ave. had indefinitely postponed the appearance of the Knucklehead, originally scheduled for Jan. 14-15.

The display is part of the "Thunder of the Road" exhibit, which opens Tuesday and runs through April 20. It's a collection of nearly 30 vintage motorcycles spanning 80 years of production.

Call (330) 394-1899 or visit www.packardmuseum.org.

Historian to discussMcKinley Memorial

NILES -- Historian Paul Rohrbaugh will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the McKinley Memorial Library and Museum annual meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the McKinley Memorial Auditorium.

Rohrbaugh's program, "Friendship Memorialized: Joseph G. Butler and the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial," will trace the history of the Niles memorial from its inception to today.

Special emphasis will be placed on the role Butler, McKinley's childhood friend, business leader and philanthropist played in the building of the memorial.

The significance of the memorial in the development of presidential monuments also will be discussed.

Home burglarized

SHARON, Pa. -- A home in the 700 block of Carnegie Street was burglarized.

Police said the residents left at 5:30 p.m. Friday and returned about an hour later to find intruders had forced open a back door and ransacked a bedroom, taking a small amount of cash and some jewelry.

Vandals in Sharonroll car onto its roof

SHARON, Pa. -- Police said this morning that they had no estimate on damage to a 1991 Ford Escort overturned by vandals.

A woman reported hearing strange noises about 4 a.m. Saturday. When she looked outside, she saw the car on its roof in a neighbor's yard.

Police said the car had been parked on State Line Road near Wilson Street.

Installing warning lights

SHARON, Pa. -- Mayor Robert T. Price said work would begin in two weeks on installing flashing yellow pedestrian-crossing lights on Connelly Boulevard between the city building and South Water Avenue.

Residents of the area, which includes two apartment buildings for the elderly, asked for the warning lights, the mayor said.

The crossings are already marked on the street, but the lights will alert motorists more effectively, Price said.

Child's play sets fire

YOUNGSTOWN -- A child playing with a lighter at 325 E. Dewey Ave. on the South Side ignited a mattress and pillow in a bedroom about noon Sunday, the fire department said.

Damage to the two-story frame house was estimated at $7,500.




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