METRO DIGEST || Returned pills
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said that Ohioans returned more than 9 tons of unneeded prescription drugs Saturday during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s fifth national Prescription Drug Take Back Day. There were 223 collection sites in Ohio, including several in the Mahoning Valley. All of the returned pills will be incinerated. Communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia participated in the event. “Thanks to excellent community participation in this event, thousands of pills will never get into the wrong hands,” said DeWine.
Adult flu shots
The Salem Visiting Nurse Association is offering adult flu shots to the public Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Whispering Pines Village Assisted and Independent Living Center, 937 E. Park Ave. Medicare and Anthem Senior Advantage cards will be accepted. For all others, the cost is $20.
A 52-year-old Berkshire Street Southeast man is charged with misdemeanor desecration for allegedly urinating on a monument to police officers in front of the Warren Police Department. Richard Mowery was arrested at 6:40 p.m. Monday in front of the police department, 141 South Street SE, after a Warren police officer noticed what Mowery was doing.
911 system misuse
Police have charged Brian M. Walker, 46, of Beck Street Southeast with misdemeanor misuse of the 911 system for purportedly calling Warren’s 911 number seven times late Monday. He also called the non-emergency line two times.
When police went to his house, Walker said he called 911 to report his keys were missing. Dispatchers said they advised Walker several times that 911 was only for emergencies.
Walker appeared to be intoxicated during the calls, police said.
Flu shot clinics
Influenza shot clinics are scheduled at several locations over the next few weeks. Children should be well and free of fever, rash or illness. Updated shot records are required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Warren Health Department: 418 Main Ave. S.W., childhood immunization clinics, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 and 29; Nov. 5 and 19; and Dec. 10. All clinics are walk-in. No appointment is needed. Shots are $10. Medicaid cards are accepted. For information, call 330-841-2596.
Niles Health Department: Childhood immunization clinic, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17. No appointment is required, and no one will be refused because of inability to pay.
Associated Neighborhood Centers, McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown: Flu vaccine for adults from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16. Registration before next Thursday is required. Contact Doris Carter at 330-744-4377.
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