WEATHERSFIELD — The annual spring cemetery cleanup is under way at the township’s four cemeteries — County Line, Ohltown, Welsh Hill and Kerr. Residents are asked to have graves cleared by early next week.
Regulations restrict flowers beyond 12 inches in front of any monument; prohibit flowers on the backside of a monument, and any fence, tree, shrub, ornamental, metal fixtures or hanging baskets or plants at gravesites, or artificial flowers unless in a vase mounted or secure on the base of the monument; and prohibit small items, such as statues, on graves unless they are secured onto the monument.
Also, all holiday decorations must be removed within 10 days after a holiday.
State senator to speak
GIRARD — State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, will speak at 11 a.m. Monday at a meeting of United Auto Workers retirees at the MetroPlex Hotel and Conference Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive.
Schiavoni will discuss the “Buy American” resolution he is sponsoring in the Ohio Senate.
WARREN — Police are investigating a possible drive-by shooting.
According to police reports, a resident in the 1700 block of Southwest Street told officers that an unidentified person fired several shots into his home shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
McDonald raises OK’d
McDONALD — Village council gave third reading to an ordinance to provide 50-cent raises to eight to 10 part-time safety-force members.
Emergency medical technicians and firefighters would make $8.74 per hour, up from $8.24; and paramedics’ hourly pay would increase from $9.27 to $9.77, officials noted.
The ordinance will not affect the police department, council said.
In other business, the village is to participate in the national Great American Cleanup Day, set for May 16 and sponsored by the Geauga/Trumbull Waste Management District. Beginning around 9 a.m., volunteers will be given tasks that include litter removal, landscaping and flower planting.
Workplace violence funds
SALEM — State Sen. Jason Wilson of Columbiana, D-30th, will present a $10,000 check at 9 a.m. Monday to the Tri-County Family Violence Prevention Coalition at the Salem Chamber of Commerce office, 713 E. State St.
The money will be used to educate area business leaders on the theme “Workplace Violence is Preventable.”
The programs will include the effect of domestic violence on a company, legal and liability issues that may incur as a result of not dealing with workplace violence, and how employers may respond to the violence.
Reservoir areas open
HERMITAGE, Pa. — The Mahaney, Clark and Shenango Day Use areas at the Shenango River Reservoir opened for the 2009 season Friday.
Boat launching fees will not be charged until May 8. Pavilions may be rented for $40.
The Shenango Campground will open for the season May 8. Reservations for selected campsites can be made by calling 1 (877) 444-6777, or on the Internet by going to the Web site www.recreation.gov.
Campers should be prepared to pay for their entire stay when making a reservation. Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted.
The Bayview Off-Road Vehicle Area will open May 22.
For more information about Shenango Lake, call the resource managers office at (724) 962-7746, or the ranger station at (724) 646-1124. The 24-hour recorded information is available at (724) 962-4384.
Jazz, health care
YOUNGSTOWN — Warriors Inc. is having a free jazz and preventive health-care event at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Chevrolet Centre, 229 E. Front St.
The event will include health-care information, jazz music by The Unit, dance performances, prizes and refreshments.
Warriors Inc. also is gearing up for its fifth Unity in the Community Parade and is having a volunteer meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at 2733 Market St.
The parade will be at 10 a.m. April 25 starting at Midlothian Boulevard and Market Street. The parade ends at the H.O.P.E Building at 2733 Market St. and will be followed by a community information day event at 11:30 a.m. at Mahoning County South Side Annex building parking lot, 2801 Market St.
Agencies, businesses, organizations and politicians wishing to participate in the April 25 events should call Wendy Robinson at (330) 783-5440.