Rogers health fair
ROGERS -- The Rogers Community Auction and U.S. SARR -- Search, Rescue, Recovery Corps -- is sponsoring the area's eighth annual health fair and public safety day from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the auction sale grounds on state Route 154 about a mile west of state Route 7.
The free event will have representatives of health-care agencies and safety forces, who will provide information and free medical screening and testing, including for high blood pressure and blood sugar, and displays of safety equipment.
Depending on weather and crew availability, there will be fly-ins by various medical helicopters and the Ohio Army National Guard. Child ID kits will be available along with pamphlets dealing with missing children.
The primary mission of U.S. SARR, a volunteer organization, is to search for missing people and respond to emergencies, said Ron Wisbith, SARR regional director.
Charged in artifacts theft
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A Cedar Street man is accused of taking Civil War artifacts from Michaelangelo's Flea Market on U.S. Route 422.
Pennsylvania State Police said someone saw Donald James Clark Jr. take the relics, valued at about $5,000, from a display case and followed him to New Castle at 12:35 p.m. Sunday.
Police said Clark drove to West State Street where he ran out of gasoline and took a can of gasoline from a shed at a private residence. He was charged with theft and was still in the Lawrence County Jail this morning after failing to post $10,000 bond.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City police are warning residents that they will tow away cars parked illegally near Taggart Stadium. City council gave police permission to tow away cars parked in no-parking areas during special events.
The first football game of New Castle Area High School will be Friday in the stadium. The parking restrictions are needed to ensure emergency vehicles, such as firetrucks or ambulances, can reach the stadium and nearby homes during the events, police Lt. Tom Macri said.
Tow-away zones are: the south side of Division Street between Cunningham Avenue and Dushane Street; west side of Dushane between Division and Cunningham; east side of Cunningham from Lutton to Division streets; north side of Lutton from Dushane to Cunningham.
Last concert of summer
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Lawrence County Historical Society will have its last free concert of the 2004 summer concert series Sunday.
The Lou Ferrante Orchestra will perform at 6:30 p.m. on the society's grounds at 408 N. Jefferson St. The concert is free. The series is made possible through the support of local businesses.
I-680 ramp restrictions
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Interstate 680 off ramp from northbound state Route 11 to westbound Interstate 80 will have various lane restrictions from today.
This work is part of the $780,000 project to upgrade and replace overhead signs and supports on I-680 and state Route 711 from I-80 to South Avenue.
This project is scheduled for completion this fall.
Woman sues Liberty police
YOUNGSTOWN -- A North Gray Street woman is seeking at least $25,000 in damages from Liberty Township and its police department for injuries she suffered in a traffic accident.
Suvella M. Ravnell filed the lawsuit recently in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
The suit says Ravnell was a passenger in a car that was hit by a Liberty Township police car on Lansdowne Boulevard in June 2003.
Judge sets trial date
STRUTHERS -- Judge James R. Lanzo set a trial date of Nov. 22 for Stefan L. Syrjanen, 19, of Knollwood Avenue, Poland, during his arraignment in municipal court Wednesday.
Syrjanen is charged with drug abuse and criminal damaging. He was arrested Friday after a witness reported seeing a man shooting at streetlights.
In addition to a pellet gun, police confiscated suspected marijuana from Syrjanen.