Carrie Underwood sells out Covelli again
Carrie Underwood’s April 11 concert at the Covelli Centre is sold out. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday morning and were gone by about 4 p.m., according to a press release from the downtown arena.
Some single-seat tickets still are available, however.
Covelli Centre holds about 6,300 people for concerts.
Underwood is touring to promote her new release, “Blown Away.” The country star last played Covelli Centre on March 12, 2010. That show sold out in 48 hours. The fastest sell-out in Covelli history was Elton John’s May 1, 2010, concert, which sold 7,000 tickets in 30 minutes.
Police probe break-in at Coconut Grove bar
Police are investigating a Thursday morning break-in at the Coconut Grove bar on South Avenue.
A man living above the bar who watches the business for its owner told police he was taking his dog for a walk about 6:30 a.m. when the dog began barking and ran to the side of the building. The watchman said he found a very tall black male standing on the side of the building near a basement door that had been opened.
The watchman, fearful for his safety, went back inside the building, but came out a short time later to find two 42-inch televisions belonging to the bar sitting near the basement door. Police noted that the basement door had been pried open.
Holiday open house
The Calvin Center has its third annual holiday open house and art sale from noon to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at 755 Mahoning Ave. The open house will feature works from artists who work out of the Calvin Center, as well as other local artisans and crafters. Jewelry, accessories, paintings, knitted goods, sculpture, canned goods, Christmas ornaments, and more will be available for purchase. Performers from the Rust Belt Theater Co. will perform. Also included is a free raffle for tickets to the RBTC productions of “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas” and “The Ugly Xmas Sweater Revue.”
Small fire reported at Boardman Perkins
Perkins Restaurant on U.S. Route 224 closed for several hours after a Friday morning fire, but reopened at about 11 a.m. Friday. Firefighters were called at about 5:30 a.m. for reports of smoke. The restaurant was evacuated and no one was injured, firefighters said.
The smoke seemed to be coming from a rooftop heating and cooling unit, according to reports. Damage was estimated at $8,000.
Toy giveaway is set
Nevels Temple Church of God in Christ, 939 Elm St., will host a free Christmas toy giveaway for those in need, from infants through age 17. Signup will be at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the church and will be open to the first 30 families to arrive.
Participants must present a valid photo ID, Social Security card or birth certificates for children, proof of guardianship of children, and proof of all income. It is preferred that a Mahoning County Job and Family Services printout is presented, but medical and insurance cards are also acceptable. Participants cannot be signed up at another agency for holiday assistance.
Get ID for your pet
A pet-identification event will be at Ohio Puppy, 3620 Belmont Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The event is sponsored by Baltimore Life Insurance Co. in conjunction with Ohio Puppy as a free public service to pet owners. Guests will create a credit-card-sized ID card that will have pertinent information about pet and owner that can be used in case a pet is lost.