Free ham dinner
Second Chance Outreach Ministry, 1747 Raccoon Road, will have a free, public ham dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Side dishes include scalloped potatoes, bread, beverage and dessert. There will be caroling at the event, and the ministry will give away two 20-pound turkeys.
Police seek man
Police are looking for a white male with blond hair driving a black, four-door car who approached a 14-year-old girl Tuesday morning while she was waiting for the school bus at the corner of Trumbull Avenue and Sussex Street Southeast.
The girl said the man asked her if she wanted a ride and then told her to get in the car. Police searched the area but did not locate the man.
Students, teachers and parents have organized a fundraiser for Friday at Bristol High School for a rivalry basketball game between Bristol and Southington high schools to benefit Warren Family Mission.
This is the second year of the fundraiser, which involves T-shirts that read “Rival For A Cause — Warren Family Mission.” The shirts have team mascots on them. Proceeds will benefit the mission’s holiday-outreach projects.
Lordstown Water and Sewer Department’s board of public affairs has scheduled a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. today at the Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road.
The board will consider resolutions regarding the governing of account overpayments by consumers; declaring emergencies; supplementing a 2012-13 resolution for full- and part-time employees of the board; and authorizing the village clerk to refund sanitary-sewer connection penalties.
$400M casino to open
Cincinnati’s $400 million downtown casino is set to open March 4.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission signed off on that date Wednesday after meeting in Columbus with Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati’s general manager, Kevin Kline.
The commission is planning to conduct an invite-only dry run of the casino Feb. 27 before allowing it to open, and anticipates some of the money generated from that will be given to local charities.
Construction on the two- story, 400,000-square-foot facility is about 90 percent finished, with work expected to wrap up next month, Kline told the commission.