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Boehner to visit the Valley


Speaker of the House John Boehner will stop Sunday in Niles and Lisbon as part of a three-day, 13-city bus tour through Ohio in support of Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee, and Republicans running for Congress.

Boehner, of West Chester, R-8th, will discuss the differences between Romney and President Barack Obama, a Democrat, at each stop on the tour that starts Saturday.

Boehner is scheduled to be at Romney’s campaign office in the Great East Plaza, near Eastwood Mall in Niles, at 4:30 p.m.

He’ll be in Lisbon’s town square at the intersection of Market Street and Lincoln Way at 6 p.m.

Vandalism reported at hotel


Managers at the Red Roof Inn on Tiffany South in Boardman reported vandalism in a room, which included feces in ice buckets, drawers and the bathtub.

The damage occurred between Friday and Monday.

Police said the room occupants slashed two mattresses and burned them with cigarettes, shattered a 32-inch television and carved the names “Mel H” and “Chuck H” into headboards.

Hotel staff told police they believed crew members for an adult-video production studio stayed in the room.

The manager turned over hotel records with the names of those who reserved the room and who checked into it.

The final hotel bill, including the cost of the damage, was not paid, according to reports.

Dedication rescheduled


The dedication ceremony for the Falcon Mobile Med Unit has been rescheduled due to the weather. The ceremony has been moved to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9 in the back parking lot of Austintown Middle School, 700 S. Raccoon Road.

The Mobile Med is a 39-foot unit purchased with a $500,000 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Grant.

The unit contains two fully equipped medical examination rooms and a reception area, according to a news release.

The unit, through a partnership with ValleyCare Northside Medical Center, will serve students and residents of Austintown.

Pumpkin Paloosa moved


Pumpkin Paloosa at Boardman Evangel Church has been moved to Saturday to coincide with Boardman Township’s trick-or-treat time.

Pumpkin Paloosa is open to the public and will feature carnival games, spin art, face-painting, an inflatable slide, hot chocolate, coffee and doughnuts. The event will be 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, on Southern Boulevard between Melrose and Stanton avenues.

Time to change batteries


The township fire department is reminding everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon-monoxide detectors this weekend.

Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year is one of the simplest, most- effective ways to reduce deaths and injuries in house fires, according to a news release.

Firefighters recommend residents test the smoke alarms after the batteries, plan two ways out of the house in case of emergency, and practice escape routes with the entire family.

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