SHARON, Pa. -- Police said someone entered a home in the 100 block of Sherman Avenue just after noon Monday and stole various electronic equipment, prescription medicine and a wallet with a small amount of cash.
The resident left the house briefly to go for a walk, police said, noting the burglar entered through a window.
Courthouse to get clock
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Lawrence County Courthouse will soon sport a clock for the first time since the 1950s.
The $180,000 clock, which also will have musical chimes, will be dedicated at 8 p.m. Oct. 7, Lawrence County commissioners said at their meeting Tuesday.
Court Street will be closed starting Monday so the clock can be installed in the building's tower.
Commissioners added that the parking lot by the county jail will be paved Monday. The work should take two to three days and will include construction of a sidewalk from Walnut Street to 439 Court St.
CANFIELD -- The regular board meetings of the ACCESS Council of Government will be at 9 a.m. the second Friday of each month at 425 W. Main St.
Any changes to meeting dates will be posted on the bulletin board in the front entrance at ACCESS.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Leadership Mahoning Valley Class of 2002 has pledged to raise $25,000 toward the Head Start infants and toddlers play space for Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties Easter Seals and will also help set up the playground equipment as its class project.
Richard Roller, Leadership Mahoning Valley Class of 2002, is executive director of the Youngstown Area Community Action Council, which is responsible for Head Start.
Anyone wanting to make a donation toward the project can call the LMV office at (330) 742-7353 or Easter Seals at (330) 743-1168.
$5,000 food bank grant
YOUNGSTOWN -- Second Harvest Foodbank received a $5,000 grant from the Youngstown Foundation for purchase of warehouse equipment and supplies.
Second Harvest provides food to 200 member agencies that feed hungry people in Columbiana, Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
Pumping septic tanks
NORTH JACKSON -- The Mahoning County Board of Health is sending reminders to about 900 Jackson and Milton Township residents that having their septic tanks pumped can save them money.
Health officials say septic tanks should be pumped at regular intervals depending on household size and water usage. Homeowners will receive pumping interval recommendations and a list of licensed pumpers. For example, a four-person household with a 1,000-gallon septic tank should have the tank pumped every three years.
Blessing of animals
AUSTINTOWN -- A blessing of animals will be conducted at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 near the Rose Lake Building at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church at Kirk and South Raccoon roads.
Oct. 4 is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the church's patron saint of animals.