METRO DIGEST || Vigil Friday for Brandy Stevens-Rosine

Vigil planned


A candlelight vigil honoring Brandy Stevens-Rosine one year after her death will be at 8 p.m. Friday at her memorial bench on the Youngstown State University campus.

Stevens-Rosine was found dead May 23, 2012, buried in a shallow grave in Cochranton, Pa., after leaving her Beaver Township residence May 17, 2012.

The bench can be found near the big rock at Kilcawley Center. Candles will be provided, and speakers are welcome to share their thoughts. For details, call Carrie Rosine at 330-519-5399.

Mosquito spraying


The Howland Township mosquito spraying schedule begins at 9 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The other dates are June 17 and 18, July 15 and 16, Aug. 12 and 13 and Sept. 9 and 10.

In case of rain, the spraying will be the following evening. Residents are encouraged to close their windows, keep pets indoors and not leave any food outdoors during the spraying.

Ethnic heritage talk


Civic leader Frank Nolasco will discuss his experiences as a Mexican-American growing up in Youngstown’s Brier Hill neighborhood at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kravitz’s Delicatessen, 3135 Belmont Ave.

The program is sponsored by the Ethnic Heritage Society.

Nolasco’s presentation will describe ways in which people of different backgrounds cooperated and learned from each other in a district hosting Italian Americans, African-Americans, Polish Americans and others. He indicated that Brier Hill remains a personal model of positive multicultural interaction. A native of Zamora Michoacan, Mexico, Nolasco grew up on Youngstown’s North Side in the 1950s and returned to the community after a four-year stint in the Air Force. The program is open to the public, and admission is $5, which includes refreshments.

Man indicted


A federal grand jury has indicted a Warren man on a charge that he possessed with intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin. Matthew Hosey, 61, who purportedly committed the crime April 24, faces up to 30 years in prison and up to a $2 million fine if he’s convicted. The case was investigated by the FBI, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

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