Metro Digest || Journalist to speak
Journalist to speak
Gil Tamary, an Israeli journalist based in Washington, D.C., will discuss “The U.S. and Israel Behind the Headlines” at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane.
Tamary, who is Washington bureau chief for Israel’s Channel 10 news, covers a wide range of Middle East issues and has interviewed many dignitaries and political figures, including presidents and secretaries of state. The free lecture is sponsored by the B’nai B’rith Aaron Grossman Lodge and the Zionist Organization of America.
The RASCAL Unit, a mobile, low-cost spay/neuter clinic, will be hosted by Angels for Animals in Canfield on April 2 and by the Columbiana County Dog Pound, 8455 County Home Road, Lisbon, on April 3. Reservations and payment are required in advance as space is limited to 30 pets per day. Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of deposit along with animal drop-off and pickup times. Columbiana County pet owners should call 330-424-6663, ext. 1756, and Mahoning County residents should call 234-567-7858 for reservations.
Dominion East Ohio has honored Lien Forward Ohio and Treez Please for neighborhood beautification work in Youngstown’s Brier Hill area. Dominion awarded $100,000 to 12 winners in its annual Community Impact Awards competition, which is co-sponsored by Dominion and Inside Business magazine.
Lien Forward and Treez Please will share an $8,000 award. Lien Forward helps people acquire vacant, abandoned properties in Mahoning County and restore them to productive use. Treez Please is a nonprofit organization that promotes reforestation in Youngstown.
Financial Peace University planned
Financial Peace University, a 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 750,000 families change their financial future.
Old North Church, 7105 Herbert Road, will begin classes at 6 p.m. March 27. For more information or registration, contact Tom Ankrom Robinson at the church, 330-533-6848. Among topics are budgeting, buying bargains, getting out of debt, understanding investments and insurance and retirement and college planning.
Ramsey is the author of “The Total Money Makeover,” “Financial Peace” and “More Than Enough.”
The Core Team Ministry of the Union Baptist Church will have a candidates forum at 6 p.m. March 29 at the church, 528 Lincoln Ave., for opposed and unopposed candidates for Youngstown city positions in the May primary.
Fire damages house
A fire about 1 p.m. Saturday at 6592 Mill Creek Boulevard caused an estimated $43,800 damage to the house and contents. The fire was confined to a second-floor bedroom, and there was heat and smoke damage there and water, smoke and heat damage on the first floor.
The report noted the homeowner’s son yelled “fire,” and the family tried to find an extinguisher. When they couldn’t locate one, they tried using buckets of water but the fire outpaced them. The Red Cross is assisting the family with lodging. No one was injured.
Police respond to two incidents of gunfire
Two incidents of gunfire occurred about 2:20 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of Bennington Avenue and the 3000 block of McGuffey Road. At the Bennington address, a 33-year-old woman was grazed on the left knee by a bullet, leaving a small cut. Police found a small-caliber bullet on the floor. Her 17-year-old son, sleeping upstairs, said he heard gunfire. Police found five bullet holes in the kitchen wall. In the backyard, police found a single set of footprints. The teen told police a friend had just called him to say his house on McGuffey had been shot up.
Police responded to the McGuffey Road address, where they found a 54-year-old man and his 20-year-old son. The man’s fish tank had been damaged and leaked about 40 gallons, and there were fish on the floor. Police found three bullet holes in the living-room wall.