Pit bull bites child
WARREN -- Parents of a 4-year-old girl told police their daughter was bitten by a pit bull last weekend.
According to reports, the girl and her mother were at a friend's house on Scott Street around midnight Friday when the child was bitten. The girl was treated at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
No charges have been filed.
Trustee training session
HUBBARD -- Township Trustee Joseph Gleydura has completed a training session conducted by the State Employee Relations Board.
The township hopes to use the training to negotiate employee contracts rather than hiring legal counsel for bargaining.
Tree branch collection
HOWLAND -- Township crews will collect stacks of tree limbs and branches from residents west of North Road after April 13, and east of North Road after May 4. Crews will make the collection one time only.
Wood piles must be placed with cut end facing the street. No firewood or logs greater than 6 inches in diameter will be picked up.
Library friends meeting
LIBERTY -- There will be a general membership meeting of the Friends of The Liberty Branch Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Plaza Branch location. Discussion will include the May grand opening of the new Liberty Branch Library.
This meeting is open to all members as well as anyone wishing to join. Membership forms are available at the library.
Niles assault reported
NILES -- A Cardigan Street man and his friend were assaulted when they left the Robbins Avenue Lounge to check on their vehicles.
The 44-year-old city man told police he and a 42-year-old Farmdale man exited the bar at 12:45 a.m. today and were jumped by two unidentified men who hit them with pool cues and kicked them, reports show.
The men drove to St. Joseph Health Center for treatment.
NILES -- Throughout the month of April, the city's police department will increase patrols to target drunken and impaired drivers.
Additional officers will be paid with state funds through the Trumbull County DUI Task Force.
Girdle Road closing
FARMINGTON -- Girdle Road will be closed about 1/2 mile north of Larson West Road until April 25 while the Trumbull County Engineer's office replaces a bridge.
Earth Day contests
BRISTOLVILLE -- The Bristol Public Library is holding Earth Day essay and drawing contests for children in kindergarten through the 12th grade.
T-shirts and cash prizes will be awarded to contest winners. Art and essays must be submitted by April 10. Contest rules are available at the library.
Arrested on drug charges
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police arrested Hillary H. Mason and his passenger, Vincent A. Roberts, after a routine traffic stop at 11:15 p.m. Monday on the South Side turned up crack pipes and evidence of drug use.
Mason, 39, who first identified himself as his brother, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, providing false information and driving under suspension.
Roberts, 32, of Kirwan Drive, Austintown, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
Mason's car was pulled over on Glenwood Avenue when he failed to signal a turn, police said.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Baptist Pastors' Council of Youngstown will commemorate the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Rising Star Baptist Church, 2943 Wardle Ave.
King was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., by James Earl Ray.
Dr. Morris W. Lee Sr., the senior pastor of Third Baptist Church, will deliver the keynote message. He has been pastor at Third Baptist since 1960.
The Rev. Dr. Lee, a native of Virginia, has served in numerous state and national capacities, including board trustee of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, the Ohio Council of Churches, and former moderator of the Northern Ohio Baptist District Association. He was a founding member of the Youngstown Area Urban League.
For more information, call (330) 746-5890 or (330) 743-5084.