Heritage Day to offer displays, entertainment
Heritage Day to offerdisplays, entertainment
NILES -- The annual Heritage Day hosted by the Historical Society offers something for the whole family to enjoy. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ward-Thomas Museum on Brown Street.
Woodcarvers will be there, demonstrating the craft and selling goods. A ventriloquist, magician and a collection of Indian artifacts will also be there.
A scaled and electrified model of the White House handcrafted by Louis Sayre of Southington will be on display. Antique cars will be displayed in the driveway leading to the museum.
The 14-room Victorian Museum offers more than 3,700 items on display, including a collection of replica gowns from the "Ladies of the White House."
There will be live entertainment throughout the day, as well as a bake sale, white elephant sale, and food and beverages will be available.
Admission is a $4 donation for adults and $2 for students. Children under 5 are free with adults, and parking is also free. Contact the office at (330) 544-2143 for more information.
Plan for stoplights
VIENNA -- The Ohio Department of Transportation is taking public comment until Aug. 15 on its plan to install traffic lights at state Routes 11 and 82 near Candywood Golf Course on the Vienna-Howland township line.
ODOT said the intersection meets the criteria to warrant full lighting, based on traffic volume and the frequency of accidents.
Questions and comments may be directed to Mohamed Darwish, ODOT District Four deputy director, 705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, 44266.
Thieves steal shirtsfrom store in mall
NILES -- Two men stole $1,224 worth of women's button-down shirts from The Limited store at Eastwood Mall, according to an employee.
At the time of the theft from the front shelves, the store employee was at the back of the store waiting on a customer. The men were spotted by an employee of Bath and Body Works.
The thieves haven't been identified.
Books sought for sale
BRISTOLVILLE -- Donations of books are now being collected for the annual Friends of the Bristol Public Library book sale, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Books will be collected at the library until Aug. 16. No textbooks, encyclopedias, condensed books or magazines will be accepted.
Bug Day plannedat MetroParks Farm
CANFIELD -- Mill Creek MetroParks will present Bug Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the MetroParks Farm, state Route 46 across from Canfield Fairgrounds.
Activities for this free event include bug games, mealworm races and bug hunts. All participants can earn a "Master of Bugology" degree.
A special display, "Bugs Unlimited," will feature live and preserved insects and arachnids, both local and exotic.
Entomologist Mark Berman of Columbus will present a video program on insects.
For more information, call the Ford Nature Education Center at (330) 740-7107.