Historical society vote
COITSVILLE -- The Coitsville Historical Society will have an emergency meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday at Coitsville Presbyterian Church to determine the future of the organization.
Members, officers and trustees will vote to maintain or dissolve the historical society. If a majority of the organization's 50 members do not turn out for the meeting, the historical society will be dissolved, said Dorothy Morse, president.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Sanitary Engineer's office is asking customers of the metropolitan sanitary sewer system to curtail the use of large volumes of water during heavy periods of rain.
When road flooding occurs during a major rainfall, the overflow sometimes enters the sanitary sewer system and uses up capacity that is normally reserved for peak wastewater flow.
Sanitary Engineer Joseph Warino said that if Boardman, Poland, Austintown and Campbell receive the anticipated 3-5 inches of rainfall from the front moving into our area, basement flooding may be expected.
Residents also are advised to check the sump pump in their basement to assure its operation after such a long, dry summer season.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Nickles Bakery deliveryman told police he was hit in the head, leg and arm with a baseball bat Thursday morning in the parking lot of Sparkle Market on Gypsy Lane by a man wearing a black stocking mask who wanted money.
The 51-year-old driver, who was hit after telling the attacker he had no money, staggered into the store for help. He was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Teen faces charges
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 16-year-old East Midlothian Boulevard boy found sleeping in his garage Thursday morning was taken into custody by a patrolman who had a pick-up order from the juvenile justice center for the boy.
The boy, a 10th-grader at The Rayen School, had 25 Percocet pills in his pocket, police said. Once handcuffed, he broke free and ran through his rear yard, where the officer tackled him. The boy faces charges of resisting arrest and drug abuse.
Raider Regatta set
NORTH LIMA -- The fifth annual Raider Regatta, slated for 12:45 p.m. Monday, will be at Wildwood Lake Park, 3008 W. South Range Road.
The event features a race of cardboard boats constructed by teams of sophomore students who incorporate science, math, art, English and teamwork skills to build the watercraft and write detailed instruction manuals illustrating step-by-step construction and operation.
Cardboard and duct tape are the only building materials allowed, and each boat must accommodate at least two passengers. Teams consist of two to seven students. Admission is free.
More branch students
SALEM -- Enrollment is up this year at Kent State University-Salem.
Right now, 1,220 students are enrolled at the campus. Last year at this time, there were 1,144, Dean Dr. Jeffrey Nolte reported. That's an increase of about 6.5 percent.
Nolte attributed the boost to new degree programs being offered by the regional campus. He also said that classes at the Salem campus are reasonably priced and that the location is convenient for many in the area.
Theft at motel
BOARDMAN -- A man in his 20s took about $240 from the Microtel motel at 7393 South Ave. An employee told township police that the robber stole $175 from a cash register and $63 from an office at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday.
BOARDMAN -- A 48-year-old Glen Park Drive woman reported to township police that a burglar had taken a television, VCR, telephone, computer printer and check from her home. She discovered the theft about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
She also told police that on Wednesday she discovered that someone had cashed two personal checks stolen from the home. The checks were cashed for a total of about $360.