December snow in Valley among steepest in history


December snow in Valley among steepest in history

YOUNGSTOWN

The heavy snowfall the Mahoning Valley experienced the last 10 days of the year was sufficient to rank December 2012 in the Top 10 for heaviest snowfalls in the Valley for the last month of the year.

As of late Monday afternoon, the Mahoning Valley had recorded 22.5 inches of snow for the month, according to the National Weather Service.

That is enough snowfall to rank the Valley’s December accumulation fifth highest in recorded history. Additional accumulation Monday night could move that rank higher.

In first place is December 2010, when 53 inches of snow fell on the Valley. In second through fourth places are 1987 with 29.5 inches, 2007 with 23.5 inches and 1963 with 23.0 inches.

Allied Waste trash pickups delayed

Youngstown

Allied Waste Services is delayed because of the New Year’s holiday and for a weather delay last Saturday. All trash will be collected by this Saturday, company officials said.

Outreach Ministry starts two programs

Austintown

Second Chance Community Outreach Ministry, 1747 S. Raccoon Road, Suite 1, is starting two new weekly programs Thursday and Friday. The first, “Overcomers Outreach” is a 12-step Christian program to overcome addictions and will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

“Praise and Testimony” is a program for anyone with a musical ability or a testimony to share and will take place at 6 p.m. Fridays.

For information, call 330-301-6501.

Church offers Smart Choice Food

Austintown

Smith Corners United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Canfield-Niles Road, will sponsor a Smart Choice Food program, which provides special value boxes of meats, pasta, children’s meals and “on the go” meals.

The meals are diabetic-friendly.

The food can be ordered online by credit card through Jan. 16 at www.smartchoicefood.com. Call the church at 330-799-9390 to use cash or money orders for payment.

Meals can be picked up from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 26. The church is accessible to people with disabilities.

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