Police look for prowler who escaped grip of dog
CAMPBELL -- Police are searching for a prowler who slugged a homeowner with a crow bar and then escaped the jaws of the man's dog.
Paul Larsen told police he spied someone rummaging through a car in his garage at 4 a.m. Monday. After yelling at the man, Larsen said the burglar struck him over the head with a crow bar, causing "a severe laceration," according to a police report.
The dog, a husky-Labrador-Shepherd mix, then lunged at the burglar and knocked him down in the snow in the front yard of Larsen's home at 171 Gladstone St.
The prowler managed to escape on foot.
Continuing ed class set
AUSTINTOWN -- Classes for the Austintown schools adult continuing education program winter session begin the week of Feb. 7.
Classes include: sign language; World Wide Web Basics; Parks and Recreation; Blood pressure monitoring; Computers 1 and 2; Digital Photography; Crafts (No sew fleece throws); Retirement planning; and Coed volleyball.
Registration deadline is Friday.
Most classes are at Fitch High School.
For more information or to register, call Paula Peterson (330) 726-4542.
Meth subject of forum
NEW CASTLE -- Lawrence County District Attorney Matthew T. Mangino will host a community forum on methamphetamine abuse and manufacture at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Castle Public Library, 207 E. North St.
Panelists will include Agent Andrew Petyak of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Assistant District Attorney Diane Shaffer, and Dr. Richard Wadas, director of Emergency Services for Jameson Health System. The forum, Meth Abuse Awareness: Averting an Epidemic, is part of a drug abuse awareness and information service provided through the District Attorney's Resource Center at the library. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the district attorney's office at (724) 656-1918.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Give The Children A Chance, Inc., with the help of Feed the Children, Inc., is expanding its annual blanket drive to include helping the children and families who suffered from the devastation caused by the tsunami.
Besides blankets, the group will accept donations of the following supplies for tsunami victims: ready-to-eat foods and snacks, water purification tablets, canned foods, bottled water, rehydration salts, juice and beverages, personal hygiene items, paper products, latex gloves and new children's clothes. Donations may be dropped off at 20 W. Federal St. Suite 3, Youngstown
For more information, call (330) 747-2273.
Snow removal scheduled
GIRARD -- City officials are asking residents to remove all vehicles from streets in the West Liberty and Market streets area from tonight to Thursday morning so that snow can be cleared.