Emergency landingin Trumbull County
VIENNA -- An ultra-light plane made an emergency crash landing Saturday night after experiencing mechanical problems. The Vienna Fire Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene in the 3600 block of Smith-Stewart Road. The pilot was the only person aboard and he suffered no injuries. The Trumbull County Emergency 911 Center said the call came at 7:28 p.m. and authorities began clearing the crash scene shortly thereafter. The OSHP did not release the pilot's name as of Saturday night.
Applications for Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are being accepted by the patrol's office of recruitment. Applications can be obtained by scheduling an appointment at any patrol post or the patrol training academy at 740 17th Ave., Columbus. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between 21 and 34 with either a high school diploma or General Educational Development certificate and a valid driver's license and be in excellent physical condition. For more information, call 866-TROOPER, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.statepatrol.ohio.gov on the Web.
Catalog accessible online
EAST PALESTINE --The East Palestine Memorial Public Library's catalog is now available from remote access, library officials announced recently. Go to www.east-palestine.lib.oh.us and click on the link "Library Catalog" or type in webpac.east-palestine.lib.oh.us. Officials also remind the public that the deadline for entries for the library's Prose Writing Festival is April 18. People of all ages are invited to submit entries up to 10 pages in length. For details call (330) 426-3778. They also noted that children 5 and older are invited to attend a "Make it and take it" craft program Saturday anytime from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up at the circulation desk or call to register.
Police probe bus crash
CHAMPION -- Police are investigating a crash involving a Champion School District bus and a car. The bus and car collided around 2 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Mahoning and Glendola, firefighters said. There were no children in the bus at the time. The bus driver and the driver and passenger of the car were taken to St. Joseph Health Center for treatment of minor injuries, firefighters said. They declined to release their names. Police officers were not available.
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- A workshop aimed at dispelling public misconceptions and fears about the endangered massasauga rattlesnake will be at 2 p.m. April 17 at the Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Road. Center manager Dave Johnson will also discuss preservation techniques for this protected venomous snake, which is native to Pennsylvania and Ohio. Call (724) 794-6011 for more information.