Vigil for crime victims
WARREN -- The 20th annual victims' rights week vigil will be at 7 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, 309 North Park Avenue. Victims and survivors of violent crimes will be commemorated.
The keynote speaker will be Dave Toepfer, an assistant Trumbull County prosecutor.
Survivors will have a chance to light a candle in memory of a loved one. The names of the victims who have lost their lives in the last year will be read.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Miriam Fife at (330) 675-2552.
Vernon road to be closed
VERNON -- Orangeville Kinsman Road in Vernon Township will be closed Monday through April 22 just north of Job Greenville Road for bridge repairs.
Tax office open longer
WARREN -- The City of Warren Income Tax Department is extending its hours of operation next week only.
The office will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For questions, call the office at (330) 841-2551.
Firefighters' breakfast
HARTFORD -- The Hartford Fire Association will have its monthly pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the fire department at the intersection of state Routes 305 and 7 in Hartford Township.
Society plans card party
WARREN -- The St. Pius X Altar & amp; Rosary Society is having it's annual card party at 2 p.m. Sunday. It will be held in the social hall, 1401 Moncrest Dr. N.W.
A $5 donation will be accepted at the door.
House fire being probed
CAMPBELL -- A house fire that caused roughly $40,000 in damage is under investigation for possible arson.
The fire occurred at 693 12th St. in a house belonging to Wilfred Lorenzo, who was vacationing in Jacksonville, Fla., at the time. Both Campbell and Struthers fire departments responded to the fire, which occurred at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday.
Lorenzo's daughter reportedly stopped by the house earlier in the day to feed Lorenzo's cat and said nothing appeared out of the ordinary.
The Campbell Fire Department reported the blaze is under investigation.
Wreck victim recovering
AUSTINTOWN -- The passenger in a one-car crash that left the driver dead earlier this week has been released from the hospital.
Robert Bako, 25, Rosalyn Drive, Mineral Ridge, was the passenger Tuesday afternoon in a vehicle traveling on West Webb Road at a high speed that left the road, hit mailboxes and trees, went airborne and caught fire.
The driver, Vincent Marzano Jr., 32, of Leffingwell Road, Canfield, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses told police that the Camaro was traveling at a high speed, and some reported seeing the passenger hanging out of the car window before the crash.
New moderator for debate
YOUNGSTOWN -- The moderator has changed for the Youngstown mayoral candidates debate scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave.
Louis Free of 1500 AM radio will moderate the free public debate, said Sam Napes, spokesman for the event's sponsors -- the Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association and the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors.
No arrests in fire
WARREN -- Township police say no arrests have been made in connection with a fire on the grounds of Warren Hills Landfill.
The blaze started around 12:30 a.m. Friday in an area of Warren Hills that contains construction debris, employees said. Employees were able to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported.
Employees told police that when they responded to the fire they saw a man near the blaze. The man fled, but employees took down his license plate number and gave it to police. Lt. Don Bishop said he talked to the man and he denied starting the fire. "He was near the area, but I don't believe he had anything to do with the fire," Bishop said.

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