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Free ice cream for vets at Handel’s on Sunday


All area Handel’s Ice Cream shops will participate in “Let Us Serve You,” a promotion offering free single cones to all veterans and military personnel with a valid military ID on Veterans Day on Sunday.

Leonard Fisher, president of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt and a Vietnam veteran, stated,” Vets ask for nothing but give so much. This is the least we can do. This is a small token of our appreciation that these fine men and women have made for all of us.” Fisher urged anyone who knows a veteran or sees a person in uniform to stop and thank them for their service.

Handel’s corporate office is in Youngstown.

Downtown street closed


Hazel Street between West Commerce and West Federal streets will be closed intermittently starting at 8:30 a.m. today for repair work by Ohio Edison. The closure will last until Nov. 14 or until repairs are completed.

Rotary Club auction


The Rotary Club is hosting its 57th annual Rotary Auction on Thursday at the Brentford House on Myron Street. The auction will include new and used merchandise, as well as vacation packages to Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Colorado Springs, Colo. The event also will have a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the auction begins at 6 p.m.

Woman surrenders

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A woman accused of embezzling more than $1.1 million from her employer surrendered to Hermitage Police.

Jeanne Zacherl, 64, of Mercer, Pa., turned herself in at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

She is charged with theft and theft by deception from Interstate Chemical Co. on Freedland Road in Hermitage, Pa.

The company reported Oct. 9 that Zacherl was employed as the accounts-payable manager and that she was suspected of making fraudulent deposits in non-existent vendor accounts. Police said she was in turn depositing the money into her own account.

Police said she admitted to being involved in embezzlement. She worked for the company for 22 years.

Zacherl was arraigned in front of District Judge Ronald E. Antos, who released her on her own recognizance.

Car strikes pedestrian on McCartney Road


A male pedestrian was injured when he was hit by a car while crossing McCartney Road (U.S. Route 422) at about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday.

The man was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment, but police at the scene did not believe his injuries to be life-threatening at the scene.

The Ohio Highway State Patrol did not reveal the identity of the man injured, believed to be in his late 40s, as of late Tuesday. The driver of the car, Vincent Kandic, 64, of Niles, was westbound on Route 422 when the accident occurred, the patrol said.

The incident remains under investigation and no charges had been filed as of Tuesday night. Coitsville Township police and firefighters assisted at the scene.

Kindle stolen in Warren


A 19-year-old Sheridan Avenue Northeast woman used technology to help police locate her stolen Kindle Fire internet device. The woman contacted police Monday, reporting that her Kindle was missing on Sunday evening when she returned from work.

She advised police that she tracked the location of the missing Kindle by using global positioning (GPS) technology and advised police of the location and person who lives there.

According to, a Kindle Fire, which costs about $160, can access the Internet, play movies, TV shows, songs, books, audiobooks and popular applications and games such as Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, HBO and Locate My Kindle.

The latter application, costing $1.99, helps a user “find the location of your lost or stolen Kindle,” says.

As of Tuesday, police did not report making any arrests or get

Flu shots, nasal vaccine offered in Austintown


Mahoning County District Board of Health nurses will administer flu shots and nasal- spray flu vaccine at board offices at 50 Westchester Drive on the following dates and times: Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost for the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine is $25 for adults and $14.65 for children. High-dose flu vaccine is also available for persons 65 and older. No appointment is necessary. Most private insurances can be billed. People on traditional Medicare must bring their Medicare card so the cost of the shot can be billed. People on Medicaid need to bring their Medicaid card. ting the device back.

Race to close roads


Several roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for the Kicks for Kids 5k Race. The roads are Bears Den Road, and Cross, New Cross and West drives.

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