Strickland to speak

Strickland to speak
SALEM -- U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland of Lisbon, D-Ohio, will be the speaker at Flag Day services at 7 p.m. June 11 at the Salem Elks Lodge 305, 824 E. State St.
The program, which is free and open to the public, also will include a flag presentation by the Beaver Local Junior Marine ROTC color guard and patriotic music by Atilla Samu. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
Library levies for ballot
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Board of Trustees committee will recommend to the full board that a .4-mill levy be placed on the November ballot.
The finance, audit and investment committee met Thursday to discuss options for a library levy.
The library's five-year operating levy expires in November.
The committee will make a recommendation on the levy when the full board meets Thursday at the Boardman library.
Final hall walk-through
YOUNGSTOWN -- "Parents As Partners" of North Elementary is sponsoring a "Reminiscence Walk-Through" from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 10.
Graduates of North High, North Junior High and North Elementary are invited to stroll down the halls and visit former classrooms for the last time.
The structure will be demolished this summer. Photos will be taken of graduates who attend. A mural will be created from photos and displayed in the new North Elementary School.
For more information, contact Tiffany Cobbin-Bowman at (330) 480-0369 or Glenda House at (330) 743-0837.
Court goes high tech
NEWTON FALLS -- Newton Falls Municipal Court has launched a Web site that lets people access information via home computer -- and soon will permit online payment of traffic fines.
"We believe that the ability of the public to search court records, rules, cost amounts and the court schedule will be useful and effective information," Judge Thomas Old said.
The site address is
It also offers a profile of the judge, a listing of court personnel, information on small claims, traffic and probation, a records search, map and directions, fees, bond and waiver facts.
The online payment part of the Web site should be activated in two or three weeks, Old said.
City spring cleaning
AUSTINTOWN -- The Austintown 20/20 Committee and the Green Team will be conducting Austintown Clean Sweep from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Groups will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Wedgewood Plaza.
A preliminary list of groups participating in the cleanup includes the following: Austintown Fitch National Honor Society, Interact Club, football, girls' soccer and boys basketball. The groups will go into pre-selected areas of the township to remove accumulated litter near the streets.
For more information on the community project, call (330) 559-9131 or visit the 20/20 Web site at
DUI checkpoints
Members of the OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence) Task Force will conduct saturation patrols today and Saturday in Mahoning County. Extra police will be out enforcing traffic laws and showing zero tolerance for OVI offenders, said Tracy Styka of the District Board of Health. She said the OVI Task Force reminds all who plan to drink alcohol to act responsibly by designating a sober driver.
Trial end postponed
YOUNGSTOWN -- Final testimony and closing arguments in the murder trial of two Youngstown men were postponed until today in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
A rebuttal witness was scheduled to testify today in the aggravated murder trial of Stephan Breedlove, 20, and Glenn R. Scott, 22, but was unable to appear, Judge Jack M. Durkin said.
Breedlove, Scott and another man, Keon Richardson, are accused of fatally shooting James Revere as he sat in his car on Hayman Street on the afternoon of Nov. 23, 2003.
Richardson will go on trial later this summer. All three men face life imprisonment if convicted.
Breedlove and Scott also face gun specifications in their trial and could be sentenced to five additional years in prison because a firearm was involved in the crime.

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