Trumbull 911 equipment
WARREN -- Trumbull County 911 is requesting an additional $209,000 from the commissioners this year to cover lease payments for a computer system that processes calls.
The emergency call system was able to make its first lease payment for the technology last year by cutting in other areas, director Tim Gladis told the commissioners.
Last year, 911 had a $2.2 million budget, of which the county contributed $1.8 million.
CHAMPION -- Trumbull County Career and Technical Center's customized and adult training department will have an open house for any adult or high school student interested in the school's practical nursing program.
The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the practical nursing lab, Room B-126.
Prospective students must pass a pre-nursing exam before admission. The next testing date is Feb. 27.
Call TCTC at (330) 847-1117 or toll free at (866) 737-6925.
HOWLAND -- Local author Steve Tackett will present a past-life seminar at Avalon Inn on Jan. 19.
The seminar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will explore reincarnation and the way the past affects a person's present -- fears, talents, conflicts, relationships, etc. Participants will learn how to change their pasts to change the present.
Cost is $35; advance registration is required by calling Tackett at (330) 372-6084 after noon. Deadline is next Wednesday.
Democratic Party post
NILES -- The Trumbull County Democratic Party executive committee has reappointed party Chairman Nicholas J. Melfi to a four-year term on the board of elections.
Melfi, who has served on the elections board for six years, was unopposed for the seat during Tuesday's meeting at Alberini's Restaurant.
The executive committee also filled 13 precinct committee vacancies. Ten vacancies remain.
Drug found in teens
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police are investigating the source of a drug that sent three teen-agers to the hospital.
Haldol was found in the blood of a 14-year-old who was taken to the hospital Sunday.
Police said Haldol is a drug often administered to psychiatric patients that can cause muscular seizures and shut down the nervous system if taken when not prescribed by a physician.
Police said two 15-year-old students at Hickory High School were rushed to a hospital Tuesday after suffering seizures, and doctors later determined they had also taken Haldol.
Buckeye 5 winner
YOUNGSTOWN -- Doreen M. Morgan of Youngstown has claimed a $100,000 top prize in Monday's Buckeye 5 drawing, beating 1-in-435,897 odds, the Ohio Lottery Commission announced Tuesday. After federal and state taxes, she'll receive $69,500.
Her ticket was bought at Plaza Book and Smoke Shop in Austintown, which will get a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. With two additional forthcoming drawings on her exchange ticket, she has two more chances of winning $100,000, the commission said.
EAST PALESTINE -- East Palestine Memorial Public Library is accepting entries through March 15 for its sixth annual prose-writing festival, to be at 6:30 p.m. March 27.
Fiction and nonfiction prose of three to 10 pages will be accepted. All ages can participate.
Send entries to the library at 309 N. Market St., East Palestine, Ohio 44413. Call the library at (330) 426-3778.
Dog bites woman
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 27-year-old city woman was in stable condition in St. Elizabeth Health Center this morning after being bitten on the leg by a pit bull dog Tuesday evening in the 3100 block of Hudson Avenue.
Esperonza C. Tillery told police her former live-in boyfriend ordered the dog to attack her during an argument over her occupancy of the premises at 6 p.m.
Tillery said she was supposed to move out last week. The man and the dog fled before police arrived.
Four children left the premises unharmed with family members.