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Game of Hope set


The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley will present its Ninth Annual Game of Hope Charity Basketball Classic at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in Beeghly Center at Youngstown State University.

The game benefits the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to benefit chronically/terminally ill children so they may have the experiences generally afforded healthy children. The event has raised more than $75,000 in its first eight years.

Teams are made up of elected officials, community leaders and media personalities from the Mahoning Valley. Tickets are $6 at the door. Tickets also can be purchased at

Woman killed

Pine township

A Grove City woman was killed Tuesday morning as she was struck by a box truck while trying to jog across Pa. Route 58.

Megan M. Kays, 22, was jogging north on Airport Road shortly after 10 a.m. at the Route 58 intersection when she was struck by a box truck driven by Veronica L. Salusky, 27, of Emlenton, Pa., who was traveling east.

Kays was transported to Grove City Medical Center and was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma. Salusky wasn’t injured.

Power out at mall


Power was knocked out to about 75 percent of the Eastwood Mall early Tuesday when a contractor working on the construction of the new Residence Inn hotel hit an underground power line about 8:30 a.m.

The city restored the power about 11:15 a.m., said Ken Kollar, property manager for the Eastwood Mall Complex.

Self-defense class


The YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave., will offer a free self- defense class for all ages from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information or to register, call 330-746-6361.

Liberty report


The township’s 2012 annual reports are available for public viewing at the township administration building, 1315 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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