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Teen Choice Live! at Covelli canceled


The Teen Choice Live! national tour, which was scheduled to come to the Covelli Centre on Feb. 15, has been canceled.

Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, according to a news release from Covelli Centre.

The event will not be rescheduled.

Meeting planned


Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority board meets at noon today at the Village at Arlington Community Center, 516 Griffith St.

Grant for free trees


Salem Shade Tree Commission recently earned a $10,000 grant from the Salem Community Foundation to fund tree plantings.

The services of the Shade Tree Commission are offered to any Salem resident who would like free trees planted along the street in front of their house.

Interested parties should call the mayor’s office at 330-332-4241 and provide a name, address, phone number and the number of trees that may fit on the property.

The commission will choose the species of tree based on the street of the recipient. Instructions for how to care for the new trees will be offered to each recipient.

The commission has planted trees since 1984.

Free swim classes


Through a pilot program funded by the Mahoning Valley United Way, the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, is now teaching free American Red Cross learn-to-swim classes for women 21 and older with low- to moderate-income levels.

Lessons will be this Sunday and every Sunday in February. Two class times are available, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. or from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The group lessons are helping women develop abilities in swimming and other water-safety skills. The class is designed to give women a positive learning experience, eliminating their fear of the water.

For information, call 330-746-3251, ext. 112.

Robbery charge


A 19-year-old Warren woman accused of spraying a store employee with pepper spray will be in court today to face a robbery charge.

Kayla K. Dukes was arrested Tuesday at her Warren home by U.S. Marshals.

Police said Dukes was one of three women who tried to steal two shopping carts filled with toys Dec. 24 from Kmart on U.S. Route 224.

When confronted in a parking lot by a store employee, Dukes allegedly used pepper spray before joining the other two women in the car, according to reports.

The store employee told officers he counted 23 items in the carts, valued at more than $600, but said the women already had put a few toys in the car, police said.

Board meeting


Mahoning County commissioners will have a board meeting at 10 a.m. today in the courthouse basement, 120 Market St.

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