The Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, is seeking donations of food, personal hygiene items and cash, hats, gloves, nylon sleeping bags and blankets to be offered to those in need on the streets Wednesday and Jan. 23 through the organization’s Project Hope.
Also, the Hope Center has a general-practice doctor who will see patients who have no insurance free of charge by appointment from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 15.
Next Friday, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, at 6:30 p.m. at the center, a documentary film for adults only, “NEFARIOUS: Merchant of Souls,” will be presented along with speakers, displays and ministry opportunities. For an appointment with the doctor and other information, call 330-369-3010.
Boil advisory issued
The Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s office announced that Brookfield, Vienna and Liberty townships east of state Route 11 and north of Church Hill Road are on a boil-water advisory until further notice.
Residents in those areas are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for three to five minutes if it will be used for drinking or cooking. Call 330-675-2775 for information.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, was selected to the Senate Finance Committee, joining fellow Ohioan Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown on the committee with jurisdiction over trade and tax policies as well as health programs. Portman joins the committee after only one year in the Senate. Since 1981, no Republican senator joined Finance more quickly than Portman, his office said.
Also, Portman will retain his seats on the Budget, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Energy and Natural Resources committees.
Police identified the woman whose body was found on Vernon Street Northwest near Freeman Street as that of Janell D. Embry-McGriff, 48, of Hall Street Northwest.
Police found her body at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday after they were alerted by neighbors. Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, Trumbull County coroner, was conducting an autopsy Thursday, but police said the body showed no obvious signs of foul play.
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