Girard tire disposal
GIRARD -- A tire disposal program continues for residents. Unwanted passenger tires can be taken to the street department garage at 943 S. State Street, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tires must be accompanied by a disposal permission coupon issued by the city health department. The coupons are issued Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A photo ID and a utility bill showing a current Girard address are necessary.
If you have more than four tires or have questions, call the health department at (330) 545-6048.
Child rapist faces$1 million lawsuit
WARREN -- A $1 million lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an 8-year-old against the man who has pleaded guilty to raping her. Atty. Michael D. Harlan filed the suit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.
Edward Clark, a 58-year-old retired college professor from Asheville, N.C., has been named as the defendant.
Clark pleaded guilty here last month to five counts of rape, three counts of gross sexual imposition and five counts of pandering obscenity. He is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.
The suit notes that the sexual abuse took place in Cortland and in North Carolina.
The suit has been assigned to Judge W. Wyatt McKay. A hearing date has not been set.
Clark formerly taught English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., deputy sheriffs said.
Warren trash delay
WARREN -- Trash pickup will be delayed for city residents this week as a result of Independence Day.
Thursday's pickup will be Friday, and Friday's pickup will be Saturday.
GIRARD -- The board of education will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the high school to interview superintendent candidates.
CORTLAND -- A proposed McDonald's on state Route 46 must annex into the city to receive city water, council determined Monday.
The proposed McDonald's, which sits just inside Bazetta Township, would replace the one on South Mecca Street, said Mayor Melissa Long.
The move is planned by corporate headquarters in Columbus, which operates the restaurant, she said.
Engineers will fixproblems with sewers
CORTLAND -- The engineering firm that designed the storm sewer system on Fowler Street has told city council it will fix problems that have resulted in flooding.
"It is a brand new street, and we are having problems with it," said Mayor Melissa Long.
During heavy rains June 5, water flowed up from storm grates and puddled on streets and lawns.
Environmental Design of Akron will dig up the street to replace drains as needed, at no cost to the city, Long said.
Heavy rains at the beginning of the month also caused flooding on North Colonial and Winter Lane.
Work is in progress to improve drainage on Colonial, she said.
Extra police patrols
Extra officers will be on patrol in Niles and Girard during the Fourth of July holiday period.
They will be looking for all traffic violations on major routes and side streets, concentrating on reckless driving, drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol and other violations.
The departments ask that all travelers wear seat belts and obey child-restraint laws.
U.S. Army program
TRANSFER , Pa. -- The Army Corps of Engineers will offer free interpretive programs at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday in its Shenango Campground Amphitheater, 492 West Lake Road.
The Friday program will be a movie about the history of the corps and its role in civil works construction projects.
The Saturday program will cover the history, planning, construction and purposes of the corps' Shenango River Lake Dam.
Blood shortage is dire
CLEVELAND -- The American Red Cross says there is less than one day's supply of six of the eight blood types in the northern district, which serves Mahoning County. Five of those types are at less than one-half day's supply.
Call (800) GIVE-LIFE to schedule a donation.
In Sharon, the Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for noon to 6 p.m. Monday in Rosemont Banquet Center, 200 Sterling Ave.