Couple robbed

Couple robbed


A Reel Street couple reported that someone broke into their apartment and stole their snake, a bag of sex toys and their 51-inch flat-screen television.

The couple had just moved into the attic apartment and left about 10 p.m. Tuesday. About 20 minutes later, they got a call from one of the women who lives in the first floor apartment that their home had been broken into. When the couple returned, they found their apartment ransacked and the items missing. Nothing was taken from the downstairs apartment. The couple’s 3-year-old bald snake later was returned.

Police are investigating.

AMVETS contest


AMVETS Post 44, winner last fall of $25,000 in the Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook contest, Aprons in Action, is competing this month with 10 other nonprofit finalists across the country for the $250,000 grand prize. Organizations with the second and third most votes will receive $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.

Voting began at 9 a.m. today and continues through 11:59 p.m. May 31 on The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook page at homedepotfoundation. Click on Aprons in Action. Voting is available on computers and mobile device web browsers. Results of the contest will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook pages at 9 a.m. June 1.

AMVETS Post 44’s Career Center is open to all veterans, whether they are members of AMVETS or not.

“We encourage everyone to go on Facebook and vote for us,” said Post 44 Commander Jan Brown.

Street closing


East Federal Street between Champion and Market streets will be closed for the National Day of Prayer event from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Monthly test

Hermitage, Pa.

The Hermitage Fire Department will conduct its monthly test of the area’s weather warning sirens at 10 a.m. today. The test will include activation of the Clark, Farrell, Sharpsville, West Middlesex and Wheatland weather sirens. Citizens are asked to disregard the alerting sirens during the test.

Meeting planned


Weathersfield Township trustees will have a meeting to discuss the proposed Heaton Chute Sanitary Sewer Project at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the United Steelworkers of America Union Hall, 1265 state Route 169, Niles.

The Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s office will also attend the meeting to make a presentation and answer questions.

Trustees have targeted the Heaton Chute neighborhood to try to improve the area. Most homes have septic systems.

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