Teen injured in wreck
YOUNGSTOWN -- Kamron Miller, 17, of East Judson Avenue was in serious condition today at St. Elizabeth Health Center after a one-car accident early Thursday.
Miller, who has no driver's license, slid the car he was driving sideways into a tree at Hudson and Ravenwood avenues, Detective Sgt. Rick Hart said.
Craig Beach panel to meet
CRAIG BEACH -- The village planning commission will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the municipal building to address a re-plat of two lots and also provide a road paving update.
Roofing contract awarded
NEW MIDDLETOWN -- The Springfield school board agreed to pay Roth Brothers Inc. of Youngstown about $37,000 to repair the intermediate school roof.
Officials said Thursday that they hope to have the work completed before school starts Sept. 8.
Other bidders for the contract were: Boak & amp; Sons of Youngstown, about $53,000; Advanced Roofing Co. Inc. of Youngstown, about $80,000; and Slippery Rock Commercial Roofing Inc. of New Castle, nearly $81,000.
Administrators said that of the companies submitting bids, Roth Brothers and Boak & amp; Sons were the only two qualified to repair the type of roof that is at the intermediate school.
Liberty power outage
LIBERTY -- Thursday's storms knocked out power at the township administration building on Church Hill Road, but it created only a minor disturbance in services.
Police officials said that after power went out around 10 a.m. Thursday, safety forces were able to switch to cell phones and a backup phone service. By that afternoon, power was not completely restored, but phones, radios and dispatch services were available, officials said.
Free outdoor concert
WARREN -- The Warren Junior Military Band will play a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Packard Music Hall's outdoor band shell.
If it rains, the concert will be inside the music hall.
The band has been playing concerts in the city every summer since 1927, and this marks its fifth local performance of the summer.
Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets to watch the program of John Phillip Sousa-style music. Directors Paul Brizzi and Jonathan Willis will conduct.
Support for the concert is provided by the Ohio Arts Council, Giant Eagle Charities, local businesses and individuals and fund-raising by member families.
Information about the band is available on the Web site www.wjmb.org or by calling (330) 759-2551 or (330) 398-1643.
School board OKs pacts
NILES -- The city's board of education approved contracts with its teaching and support staff unions.
During Thursday's meeting, board members ratified a one-year contract extension with the Niles Classroom Teachers Association. The pact is similar to a one-year deal inked between the sides last year. It includes the creation of an insurance committee and a retirement incentive bonus deal. The extension is effective through Aug. 28, 2005.
Also during the meeting, the board and the Ohio Association of Classified School Employees Local 365 agreed on a memorandum of understanding regarding the two-year deal approved by both sides back in May. In the latest deal, the union agreed to allow the board not to fill certain positions if an employee is transferred or resigns.
Both deals are an effort between the unions and the board to cut expenditures in the financially-strapped district.
Illegal immigrant caught
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police said they picked up another illegal immigrant on Interstate 80, this time in Wolf Creek Township.
The man, identified as Jose D. Andino, 54, of Honduras, was stopped for speeding around 10 a.m. Thursday. He was turned over to federal immigration officials.
State police have caught nearly 80 illegal immigrants on I-80 this month.
Probing car break-ins
NILES -- Police are investigating a rash of break-ins into vehicles in a neighborhood on the city's northeast side.
Neighbors on Old Forge Road and Difford Drive filed reports early today stating sometime overnight someone entered their vehicles and ransacked them, though nothing of significance appeared to be missing.