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Flood closes Rte. 422 in Trumbull County


High waters have closed U.S. Route 422 in Trumbull County between state Routes 282 and 305.

The waters also closed part of Route 422 in the northeast corner of Portage County on Thursday night in Nelson Township.

The Ohio Department of Transportation planned to reopen the highway once waters subsided.

Amtrak passenger arrested and jailed


An Amtrak passenger was arrested by Salem police about 3:15 a.m. Thursday after train officials complained he was threatening people.

The train stopped near the intersection of the rail lines and West Pershing Street. Police said that Michael E. Taylor, 51, of Los Angeles, did not cooperate with police and was charged in Columbiana County Municipal Court with disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and resisting arrest.

He is in the county jail.

Injury reported


A Columbus man who came to Warren to repossess a car from a house on Commerce Street Northwest was reported being injured by the woman whose car he was trying to obtain.

Ryan Stalk, 25, said he found the car in front of the home and told the woman living there he had come to take the car.

The woman entered he vehicle to remove some belongings, then started the car and backed it up, striking Stalk in the leg. The woman left the area.

The police report does not indicate that Stalk suffered an injury.

Calendar error


There is an error in the calendar of events section of the summer edition of the “Beaver Local Schools Around the District” that was mailed to school district residents.

The last day of school for students is June 7. June 8 is a teacher workday.

NALC food drive


The 19th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive is Saturday.

Members of the Youngstown Post Office’s NALC Local 385 and the Association of Rural Letter Carriers are asking people to put nonperishable food items at their mailboxes before 9 a.m. Saturday to be picked up by their letter carriers.

The food will be distributed to area food banks and food- distribution organizations, said Diana Kady, campaign coordinator for Youngstown and Warren and surrounding areas.

Kady said the local drive has collected 2,670,516 pounds of food during the last 18 years, and, nationally, more than 1 billion pounds was collected in 2010.

Co-sponsors are the Postal Service, Campbell Soup, Valpac, United Way, AFL-CIO, Feeding America and Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage.

Drilling presentation


Dr. John Stolz, professor of biology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, will speak on drilling at 7 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Township Administration Building, 1315 Church Hill- Hubbard Road.

Stolz has investigated shale gas extraction, visiting completed well sites, wastewater treatment plants taking flow-back water and a liquids-separation facility.

Special Olympics


A Special Olympics is planned at 10 a.m. May 21 in Arrowhead Stadium with more than 275 students from eight schools in six surrounding counties participating.

The Girard City School District, the Girard-Liberty Rotary Club and Fairhaven School, along with assistance of many area companies and businesses, have worked in partnership on the event.

More than 125 volunteers from Girard city schools and community-service groups and businesses will serve as volunteers that day.

From a backyard summer camp for people with intellectual disabilities to a global movement, Special Olympics has been changing lives and attitudes for more than 40 years.

ACTION program on crime prevention


ACTION, Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods, will sponsor a crime-prevention education and safety program from 6 to 9 p.m. May 20 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane.

ACTION’s Crime and Safety Committee will present speaker Daniel J. Burns, also known as the “The Crime Guru.” Qualified participants will receive a free Door Stopper.

The Rev. Dr. Lewis Macklin II is president; the Revs. J. Dwayne Heard and Joseph Fata, clergy caucus chairs; and elder Rosetta Carter is lead organizer and executive director.

For information, call 330-782-7433.

GOP breakfast in Niles


The Trumbull County Republican Party will have its monthly breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the community room at Eastwood Mall, near Dillard’s.

Spill snarls traffic


A chemical spill closed the intersection of U.S. Route 62 and State Route 165 for two hours Thursday evening.

A vehicle left the scene after spilling an unidentified but corrosive chemical, according to the Canfield post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

One witness saw a man later retrieve the bucket that spilled the chemical but did not get a license-plate number.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Transportation and Goshen Township police responded to the scene.

Traffic was detoured on state Route 165.

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