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Natural-causes death



Published: Sat, February 8, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



Natural-causes death

WARREN -- A 50-year-old man found slumped dead over the wheel of his car died of natural causes, police said.

Allan G. Shaffer, of Hollywood N.E, was found on Larchmont Avenue N.E., around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

McKinley home bricks

NILES -- The Friends of the McKinley Memorial Library are selling commemorative bricks for the walkway at the replica McKinley birthplace home on Main Street.

For $40, which is tax deductible, the bricks can be personalized. Bricks can also feature a design such as hearts, shamrocks, musical notes, bells and footballs.

Construction on the replica house, which stands on the site of McKinley's original home, is nearly complete.

Call Katie Bowen at (330) 544-0199.

Magic show

CORTLAND -- The Trumbull Memorial Hospital Center for Surgery Relay for Life team will sponsor a magic show for all ages in Lakeview High School on Hillman Drive at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The stage show will feature six magicians from Youngstown Magic Club.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door, although advance purchase is recommended.

Call Wendy Ambrosio, (330) 638-7417; Nancy Post, (330) 856-7011 or Donna Rising, (330) 399-3407.

Runaway found

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 17-year-old boy who told police he ran away from home was found in a vacant house in the 100 block of North BonAir Avenue early today, reports show.

When police arrived, the boy crawled out through a broken basement window. He told police he had no place to go.

The ninth-grader at Life Skills Center hasn't been going to school and was placed on house arrest a month ago for stealing a car, police said.

He was taken to the juvenile justice center.

Boys caught in garage

YOUNGSTOWN -- Two boys, 13 and 15, were found in a garage in the 200 block of East Florida Avenue on Sunday afternoon gathering things they intended to steal, police said. They were taken to the juvenile justice center.

Candle starts fire

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A burning candle started a fire in a duplex Sunday. Fire Chief James Donston said the candle ignited a wooden table and chair, then spread to the wall of 206 E. Meyer Ave. at 10:09 a.m. It was extinguished before it spread further.

SRU Farmers Market

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.-- Slippery Rock University students will again have a farmers market during the upcoming growing season.

Growers, gardeners and craftsmen are invited to a planning meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Robert A. Macosky Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research, 247 Harmony Road.

Contact Heather Mikulas in sustainable systems at (724) 738-0606.

Seeking volunteers

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Contact Emergency Assistance and Referral Service is seeking people to train as telephone volunteers.

Classes will be from 1 to 4 p.m. each Tuesday from Feb. 11 to March 25 in Jameson Rehabilitation Center, 3410 Wilmington Road.

Volunteers are trained to understand callers' feelings of loneliness and depression. Through supportive listening, they help callers express their feelings, find solutions, offer nonjudgmental support and help find appropriate referrals. Call (724) 658-5529.

Black history programs

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Second Baptist Church at Bell and McCleary avenues is offering programs during February as Black History Month from 6 to 7:15 p.m. each Wednesday. The focus is on black female freedom fighters.

Citizenship class

MONACA, Pa.-- A free class in U.S citizenship is being offered by Penn State University's Beaver County campus.

The class will begin Feb. 20 and will meet for 10 weeks from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in Room 3 General Classroom Building.

The class will include American history and government, writing skills, an oral interview, and other information about additional skills required to pass the citizenship test.

Call the Adult Literacy Action office at (724) 773-7810.




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