Lottery winner collects
YOUNGSTOWN -- Long C. Phan of Youngstown won half of the $110,000 Ohio Lottery Rolling Cash jackpot from the Sept. 22 drawing. He filed a claim Wednesday in the Ohio Lottery regional office. Lottery officials said Phan will receive $39,325. He chose his own numbers at Majid's News and Video, Galion. The lottery agent receives a $500 bonus for selling a winning ticket. The other winning ticket was claimed at the Akron-Canton regional office by a Hiram man who had bought his ticket in Mantua.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County commissioners canceled their meeting scheduled for today. The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 in the commissioners' hearing room in the basement of the county courthouse.
Recycling Day planned
STRUTHERS -- To kick off the Recycling Month of October, Struthers and its Green Team are having "Get Caught Recycling" Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during which only city residents can win prizes for the recyclable items they bring in that day. Cider and doughnuts will be available.
The event will take place at the Green Team's drop-off recycling location behind city hall next to the street department garage. The site accepts magazines, phone books, catalogs, aluminum beverage cans, newspapers, office paper, metal food containers, glass bottles and jars, plastics No. 1 through No. 4, and flattened corrugated cardboard. Curbside recycling bins also will be available for pickup that day.
NRA offers seminar
LORDSTOWN -- The National Rifle Association's Refuse to be a Victim program will conduct a seminar at 9 a.m. Oct. 17 at Trumbull Career and Technical Center's Adult Education Center, 1776 Salt Springs Road. The three- to four-hour program teaches methods of avoiding dangerous situations and preventing confrontations. Preregistration is $25 and can be done by contacting the center, (330) 824-2588.
Road to close Friday
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- South Neshannock Road, from Wise Road to South Keel Ridge Road, will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday for cross pipe replacement. A detour will be posted.
Two Life Chains planned
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Two Life Chains are planned for Sunday in New Castle and Ellwood City. Life Chain is a one-hour, one-day-a-year event for anti-abortion activists.
The New Castle Life Chain will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the west side of Kennedy Square with a prayer and praise service. The Rev. David Bell, pastor of First United Brethren, will lead the praise, and the Rev. Kenneth Keene, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, will lead the prayer. Life Chain signs should be picked up before the prayer service. The Life Chain will begin at 2 p.m.
In Ellwood City, signs can be picked up at the McDonald's parking lot and St. Agatha Church, both on Fifth Street. The Life Chain will line Fifth Street and Fountain Avenue starting at 2 p.m.
The national Life Chain was started in 1987 in Yuba City, Calif. It is an effort for prayer and to help end abortion.
Free hayride in Girard
GIRARD -- Community residents can take a free hayride Saturday by meeting at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 890 Church Hill Road. Participants will carpool to the ride site. Hot dogs and pizza also will be provided.
Fire safety lessons
HOWLAND -- The township fire department will hold a fire safety day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Home Depot, 1900 Niles-Cortland Road. Events include Home Depot kids workshops, child fingerprinting, car seat inspections, fire safety trailer, a noon fire extinguishing demonstration and displays of firetrucks and police cars and Stat-MedEvac helicopter.