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Cleanup volunteers needed

Monday, September 15, 2003

Cleanup volunteers needed
CANFIELD -- Volunteers are being sought to help clean up an abandoned farm dump site Saturday in Kyle Woods, off Tippecanoe Road just south of Interstate 76. The cleanup project will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Volunteers will meet in the woods parking lot and should wear comfortable work clothes, sturdy shoes, long pants and gloves. They also should bring a backpack with a lunch or snack and something to drink. Registration is required. The project is being organized by The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that works to protect the environment. For more information or to register as a volunteer, call Julie Boreman, The Nature Conservancy's director of volunteer programs, toll-free at (877) 862-6446.
Frozen food sale for 4-H
CANFIELD -- A frozen food sale is being held to benefit Mahoning County 4-H. Profits from the sale will allow 4-H members to earn money toward activities like 4-H Junior Camp.
Order forms are available at the Ohio State University Extension office for Mahoning County on South Broad Street.
The deadline for orders is Oct. 3; order pickup will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the extension office. All orders must be paid in full by cash or check at pickup.
For more information, call the extension office at (330) 533-5538.
Sebring school bus crash
SEBRING -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating a crash that sent 22 elementary school children and their bus driver to a hospital about 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The patrol said a West Branch school bus driven by 51-year-old Dennis Howell of North Benton was southbound on Bandy Road, north of Sebring in Smith Township, when it hit the back end of a trailer that was hitched to a dump truck. The truck and trailer, owned by John Batzli of East Rochester, were parked on the road.
No citations had been issued as of Thursday afternoon.
The pupils and Howell were taken to Alliance Community Hospital, where they were treated for bumps and bruises, then released, said Smith Township Police Chief John Siranovic.
Police arrest 2 teens
YOUNGSTOWN -- Two city teens have been arrested and taken to the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center after police reports say the broke into a South Side home. Reports say officers tried to apprehend the boys, age 15 and 17, at the corner of Boston and Firnley avenues for breaking and entering when the 17-year-old burned one officer with a cigarette and tried to run.
Man receives head cut
NILES -- An Arlington Street man refused treatment for a cut to his head after a group of men threw a steering column at his car.
The 45-year-old man told police he was going to see a friend on Olive Street around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday when he pulled into the wrong driveway. A group of men began throwing items at his car and shouting obscenities before one of the men threw a steering column through his windshield.
Police are investigating.
Route 5 resurfacing
RAVENNA -- The Ohio Department of Transportation will accept comments until Sept. 22 on a plan to resurface state Route 5 from where it enters Trumbull County in Newton Township to the Market Street Exit, six miles east.
The $1.3 million project also includes repaving one mile of state Route 534 from the northern border of Newton Falls to Milton Boulevard.
Comments should be addressed to ODOT District 4 office in Ravenna.
Training for tour guides
NILES -- The staff of the McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., will conduct training sessions at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 for volunteers to conduct tours of the McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center, 40 S. Main St.
To register for training, call Patrick Finan, library director, at (330) 675-1704, Ext. 204.
School board to meet
LORDSTOWN -- The board of education will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school media center.
The board will meet in executive session and will review a contract with the teachers union.
Home repair funding
GIRARD -- The city will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, in council chambers to explained the 2003 Community Housing Improvement Program, or CHIP. The city has been allocated $550,000 to assist those qualified with home repairs, down-payments and upgrades to rental properties. The guidelines, locations of target areas, eligibility requirements and applications will be explained at the meeting.